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Old 10-01-2002, 10:34 PM   #11
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No it has a shell and is an actual crab! I need help with the algae it is getting bad! Anyone know of some kritter to get? I really want to stay away from the chemicals if I can!
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Old 10-02-2002, 08:10 PM   #12
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Try a couple of sand sifting star fish. I've got two in my tank and they do an amazing job at keeping the grounds nice and clean.
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Old 10-02-2002, 11:52 PM   #13
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The star fish wont eat all of my kritters in the sand? Did you buy one from liveaquarium.com? If so how big was it? Im only wanting small
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Old 10-02-2002, 11:55 PM   #14
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The star fish wont eat all of my kritters in the sand? Did you buy one from liveaquarium.com? If so how big was it? Im only wanting small
Yes, a sand sifting star will eventually eat all the critters in your sand. That is what they are sifting for, it is not a benign act to clean the sand , they're looking for food. If you use a DSB, stay away from these stars.
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Old 10-04-2002, 07:29 PM   #15
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The brown algae is part of the cycling process. Remember algae thrives off nitrates, which can be high during the cycle. Just wait, IT WILL GO AWAY.
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i had my sand sifter die after he ate all the stuff in the sand and starved to death. Same thing happened to my diamond gobie. Diamonds are great sand cleaners and very entertaining to watch. I like to call em snowblowers. Seeing how the are inexpensive the make a great addition to large tanks (75 gal. or better) with lots of live sand.
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Old 10-04-2002, 07:32 PM   #17
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My nitrates are at 0 though...

PH 8.5 (A little Hight I know)
Nitrite 0
ammonia 0
nitrate 0
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What about Phosphates?

Do you have a phosphate test kit? If not can your LFS test for phosphates?

I suspect they are the culprit
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I wanted to know what kind of clean up crew would get rid of some algae from the sand? It is BROWN and hairy, forming all over my sand... My sand was once nice and white. My LFS said it will go away with time, and if I turn the light off more. I was wondering if I can get anything to clean it up? Also I have a brown algae on the glass at the bottom of the tank. Not red slime algae. Is it good to turn the sand once and a while or no? I have 3 hermit crabs, and just found a dead small crab that I didnt even know I had it has a pretty white shell (but its dead now) I cant get it out either its stuck in a dead coral will this be ok to leave in? Thanks for the help!
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Can you post a pic of the algae? I would like to identify the algae, before I recommend a course of action. There are some algaes that no clean up crew will take care of, and there are other "natural" means of taking care of them.
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Heres a picture I hope that you can tell from it. I am going to put the PH in tonight after I clean the sides of the aquarium. I will probably point it twards the bottom so that it gets more current.
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