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Old 09-03-2004, 12:05 PM   #11
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Check with Bang Guy, I believe he has had good success keeping lettuce nudi's. You can also look into tuxedo urchins (Mespilia globulus). They willl not ruin coralline but will definately mow down longer growing algae. FWIW, most nuisance green algae are the result of higher PO4 or possibley the tank is still young yet.

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Old 09-03-2004, 08:59 PM   #12
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Well i am trying to get an RO unit for christmas, but i am trying to ge it undercontrol right now. I already have a blue tux urchin he is really cool but hasnt halped that much with the algae.
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Old 09-04-2004, 03:46 AM   #13
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The ideal thing to do would be to find out what is causing the hair algae and to elminate it at the source, easier said than done. Go ahead and give the nudi's a try. I would nudi proof your intakes by covering them with a sponge or wraping some mesh needlepoint canvas around them.
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Old 09-04-2004, 09:57 PM   #14
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Ok, well i am pretty sure the problem is that i am not using RO water... . I know i should be. I think i am going to ask for an RO unit for christmas. So I just want to try and keep it under control until i get one. I am not looking for the nudis to totally cure my tank of hair algae, just to keep it at bay for awhile. I also called aquatic gallery... they didnt have lettuce nudis, but i dont know if you have been to dolphin pet village, but they are getting some in on wednesday. I will get some sponges for the intakes before i get them. Thanks again for all your help!
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Old 09-05-2004, 12:50 AM   #15
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I was just at Aquarium Concepts in Hayward today and they had two lettuce nudi's.
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Old 09-06-2004, 02:44 AM   #16
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Hmm, i will try and get out there but i am not sure if i will be able to. thanks for the heads up though.
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Old 09-06-2004, 03:00 AM   #17
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Ok just a quick thread hijack to say hi 8) . I saw all the bay area folks posting and couldn't resist.
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Old 09-06-2004, 12:24 PM   #18
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A Rainford's goby will take care of your hair algae. From a web site...

Australian Rainfordi Goby

BEST FISH TO RID A TANK OF HAIR ALGAE!
The perfect fish for the reef environment, beautiful in your reef tank AND one of the best hair algae eaters.

Extremely Hardy
Great in Reef or Community Tanks
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Really? Do you know a site where i can find some info on them?
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