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Old 06-22-2013, 09:06 AM   #11
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Don't try to get rid of it with livestock. Find the source and nip it in the bud.

FantasyReef Databases-Viewing item "10 Step Plan for Nuisance Algae Control"
I thought having different species of live stock meant they all have specific task ex : grazing on algae .
Watchman goby turns over the sand .
Cleaner wrasse cleans ,
If you take all this away from the source what will these species consume ?
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:57 AM   #12
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What you feed them, like intended. Nuisance algaes can overwhelm and destroy entire systems. You don't want to use them as a good source. Algae blenny eat hair algae, but will feed on other algae, nori, and bloodworms as an example.
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I feed 1 to 2 times a day (if needed) and I have a canister filter (soon to be upgraded) and my lights are on for 12 hours
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You are feeding too much. That's why you are seeing algae growth. Cut back to every other day at the most.
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DON'T buy an fish/invert to fix it! Most likely it won't work! I learned the hard way... Sea Hare ($50), lasted 1week, still plenty of hair algae after he passed so don't know what happened. lawmower Benny/algae Benny ($25) wouldn't touch it! And now have a green emerald ($10) in my sump because he preferred to eat my corals instead of the hair algae! I agree with everything listed above, cut back lights & feeding. Do weekly water changes, maker sure to blow off your rocks too! And pick it out when you can. I've used old water and a toothbrush on some of the bad rocks (out of the tank!) and that's helped. Good luck be patient. highly recommend finding the source.
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