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Old 07-14-2012, 06:56 PM   #1
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I Have had a 3-4" lawnmower for about 1 month I have seen him eat a lot of algae off my rocks bit I wanna get if to eat other foods . Any advice ?
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:00 PM   #2
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My lawnmower will only eat algae off of rocks, walls, plumbing, etc. He always has a full belly and is hardy, but if you find out how to get it to take supplemented snacks I'd love to know how!
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:38 PM   #3
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My lawnmower will only eat algae off of rocks, walls, plumbing, etc. He always has a full belly and is hardy, but if you find out how to get it to take supplemented snacks I'd love to know how!
Ok I will keep you posted , I have a seaweed mix that I feed my tang I'm going to try and see if he will take this .
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Ya I add nori of different types, sea veggies, and different types of algae based flakes & pellets, and different algae and plants from my refugium but it only will graze on rocks and such.
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Well reduce algae and begin feeding other foods.

Mine eats anything, brine, mysis, blender mush, flake, pellets. Its just a matter of forcing him to switch foods.
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:09 PM   #6
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Well reduce algae and begin feeding other foods.

Mine eats anything, brine, mysis, blender mush, flake, pellets. Its just a matter of forcing him to switch foods.
Yea I wish mine can soon be just like that . I have been brushing a lot of the algae off my rocks hopefully this helps .
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I get these algae tablets from petco made by new life spectrum the lawnmower loves them , had to get creative how i attached them so do the hermit crabs..
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I get these algae tablets from petco made by new life spectrum the lawnmower loves them , had to get creative how i attached them so do the hermit crabs..
The weird thing is that the algae strips I feed my tang , my pink spotted goby loves . I was thinking of some how attaching those strips to the lr and start off like that . Then change off to like a piece of prawn .
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Yea the only problem ive found with rubberbanding any type of food to rocks is the hermit crabs and snails swarm it.. I have a couple of the magnetic algae clips and i made a little support that i rubberband the algae tablets to. Out of reach for all but the fish..
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:43 PM   #10
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Yea the only problem ive found with rubberbanding any type of food to rocks is the hermit crabs and snails swarm it.. I have a couple of the magnetic algae clips and i made a little support that i rubberband the algae tablets to. Out of reach for all but the fish..
Yea I guess that is an issue , I was just looking at your pics how's that flame angel with your corals ?
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