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Old 09-01-2004, 12:45 PM   #1
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LEttuce Nudis

Hi, i would like to get a couple of lettuce nudis fo my tank to help with my hair algae. I have a 55 gallon tank with 80 lbs of rock. The inhabitants are an ocellaris clown, an algae blenny, some emerald crabs, a toadstool leather, a bluetux urchin and some snails and hermits. WOuld a lettuce nudi work in my tank? Can someone tell me about their expiriences with them. Also i have not seen them in any stores around here. Does anyone know any sites that sell them or a store near sanjose california that carries them?
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Old 09-01-2004, 01:17 PM   #2
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I had two both died in awful powehead accidents... I would say avoid them, its hit or miss if they will eat or not and also protect all intakes to anything that can shred them because they manage to find their ways into the dandest places. Since they are slugs they can change a good portion of the body width and length.
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Old 09-01-2004, 04:04 PM   #3
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I agree with Iziarek. I've had several and the first ones did a pretty good job on the hair algae but the ones after that wouldn't touch it. I had several get into powerheads and filter intakes. I even had one somehow get into the powerhead flow adjustment wheel. They are very cool but not long lived in my experience. If your set on getting some, Saltwaterfish.com sells them.
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I have heard from other people they work. But once all the hair algae are gone they starve.
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Old 09-01-2004, 06:26 PM   #5
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Hmmmm so the general consensus is that they are a bad idea? The reason i would like them is to help with the hair algae, other than these does anyone know of anything that will eat hair algae? Currently my hermits, snails, 4 emeralds and my algae blenny have not helped it too much. I am just trying to get it under control. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-02-2004, 12:27 AM   #6
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Klam where in the bayarea are you? Im in Sanjose.
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Try aquatic gallery in Milpitas -- I think that I've seen them there before. I'm pretty sure that I haven't seen them anywhere else in SJ/surrounding area and I've been to most of the stores around here.

You can always get them online...
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Old 09-02-2004, 03:37 PM   #8
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Tropical Paradise in San Leandro might have them lettuce nudi.
I really like aquatic gallery. I think they get a great selection of SPS corals. Only thing is that the store is crampt for spac.

I'm in the east bay by pleasanton
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Tropical Paradise in San Leandro might have them lettuce nudi.
I really like aquatic gallery. I think they get a great selection of SPS corals. Only thing is that the store is crampt for spac.

I'm in the east bay by pleasanton
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Ok i think ill check out the aquatic gallery. So if i can find them do you guys think i should give them a try? I really need something on this hair algae fast!
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