Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-29-2004, 12:45 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: kenosha wisconsin
Posts: 653
i am going through a similar blenny question as well right now. i did learn ( like quarryshark mentioned ) that scooter blenny is really a dragonette and eats pods not algae of any sort. for my 29 gallon i was told a lawnmower could get too big. a sailfin or blacksailfin blenny was recomended. i have seen the sailfin also called the algae blenny or even lawnmower. http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p....cfm?pCatId=94 i dont know if this is a lawnmower or sailfin, but austinsdad gave me this link to try and help. i am going to a couple LFS this weekend to buy a blenny or get more info ( or both) i will report back if i find anything useful

steve r
__________________

__________________
75g RR. 2x250 14k MH / 2x54 T5 act. 29g sump. ASM G1X skimmer. phosban reactor. 80lbs LS, 90lbs LR, 2x seio M620.
kole tang, bicolor angel, mandarin dragonette, ocellaris clown / BTA , cleaner shrimp, 2x peppermint shrimp, a variety of soft, SPS, and LPS corals, orange linckia star.
steve r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2004, 12:49 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: kenosha wisconsin
Posts: 653
one more quick question while we are on the topic. are we talking about macro algae. my main problem right now is bigger more plant like algae. i actually dont mind a little bit for texture but i have too much right now.

steve r
__________________

__________________
75g RR. 2x250 14k MH / 2x54 T5 act. 29g sump. ASM G1X skimmer. phosban reactor. 80lbs LS, 90lbs LR, 2x seio M620.
kole tang, bicolor angel, mandarin dragonette, ocellaris clown / BTA , cleaner shrimp, 2x peppermint shrimp, a variety of soft, SPS, and LPS corals, orange linckia star.
steve r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2004, 12:58 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Salttanker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Prosper, TX.
Posts: 1,297
I have always had a little green algae in the tank, but to be honest, after changing my lighting system to a Coralife 4x65w the green algae has spread rampantly all over my rocks. That is the only thing that has changed in my tank recently. I am thinking about increasing the water flow to see if that helps or not.

Mike
__________________
Salttanker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2004, 01:02 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: kenosha wisconsin
Posts: 653
what is the K of your new lights? just curious. i have a combo 10,000K / 6500K. i have heard the the 6500K promotes more algae growth then 10,000K or higher.

steve r
__________________
75g RR. 2x250 14k MH / 2x54 T5 act. 29g sump. ASM G1X skimmer. phosban reactor. 80lbs LS, 90lbs LR, 2x seio M620.
kole tang, bicolor angel, mandarin dragonette, ocellaris clown / BTA , cleaner shrimp, 2x peppermint shrimp, a variety of soft, SPS, and LPS corals, orange linckia star.
steve r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2004, 01:05 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Salttanker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Prosper, TX.
Posts: 1,297
2 10,000k daylight, and 2 actinics. I can't remember what the kelvin rating is for the actinics though. Perhaps that could be the issue there. I was thinking about getting some 50/50's to see if that would help.

Mike
__________________
Salttanker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2004, 01:13 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,832
Send a message via Yahoo to quarryshark
A little green algae is not a bad thing if you have animals that like to graze on it. My system seems to just grow enough to keep my Blenny and Coral Beauty busy.
But salttanker if its getting to be too much, something has to be feeding it. Excess nutrients can be part of the cause. Aggressive skimming can be a big help, also water changes.
__________________
quarryshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2004, 01:23 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Salttanker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Prosper, TX.
Posts: 1,297
I use a skimmer, and do water changes religiously. The only thing that has changed in the past month is the new lighting system. Based on the fish I have now, what would you suggest I get to help eat this stuff on my rock?

Mike
__________________
Salttanker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2004, 01:48 PM   #18
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,832
Send a message via Yahoo to quarryshark
Lawnmower Blenny, but verify that it is eating before you bring him home.
__________________
quarryshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2004, 01:50 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Salttanker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Prosper, TX.
Posts: 1,297
Thanks Kurt. I will see if I can pick one up this weekend.

Mike
__________________
Salttanker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2004, 01:55 PM   #20
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: kenosha wisconsin
Posts: 653
quarryshark, any thoughts on a lawnmower for a 29 gallon? is it too big?

thanks
steve r
__________________

__________________
75g RR. 2x250 14k MH / 2x54 T5 act. 29g sump. ASM G1X skimmer. phosban reactor. 80lbs LS, 90lbs LR, 2x seio M620.
kole tang, bicolor angel, mandarin dragonette, ocellaris clown / BTA , cleaner shrimp, 2x peppermint shrimp, a variety of soft, SPS, and LPS corals, orange linckia star.
steve r is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
algae

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

« PETCO | xenia »
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
dark green algae on sand, beard algae on plants push350z Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 11-04-2006 09:53 AM
Macro Algae Wanted To Buy...(Update on Ducky's Algae!) revhtree Archive 25 03-26-2005 06:56 PM
Flagfish, Algae Eating Shrimp, Siamese Algae Eaters Spoon Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11 09-30-2003 11:51 AM
Algae eating snails & controlling algae growth Stoffer Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 09-24-2003 09:20 PM
Algae Algae Algae in my planted tank d9hp Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 13 05-17-2003 03:52 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.