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Old 08-03-2005, 05:49 PM   #11
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A lawnmower gets to big for a 12g nano and no, I don't believe it could support one for very long. Lawnmowers prefer to eat the green film algae. I know people suggest them to control hair algae but mine never touched it. I did have a ten gallon tank though that was completely covered in hair and within a week, the mollies had it cleaned up. You don't need many. And acclimating mollies should be done over a period of a few days, constantly raising the salinity til you reach the salinity of your tank. My mollies were sold to me already acclimated and they are lyretails. If that makes a difference. I have an article on sw mollies, if I can find it , I'll post it.
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http://www.saltcorner.com/sections/zoo/mollies.htm

I just want to add, I don't normally advocate adding fish or inverts to solve an algae problem. It's always best to try to find the source of the problem and fixing it. The mollies like every other quick fix remedy is just that, a quick fix. It's not really addressing the issue but controlling it. They will eat the algae but once it's gone, I would suggest that you supplement their diet with another type of algae. They don't really care for sw flakes but will eat cyclops, mysid, brine and algae wafers. I intend to try them on nori, just haven't gotten any yet.
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