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Old 04-18-2011, 01:47 AM   #1
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Best green hair algae eaters?

Just wondering what's the best fish or invertebrates to add to yur aquarium to help yu with getting rid of or slowing down growth.

I ve tried everything I can with the water and everything test perfect. All my current fish and corals are very healthy and 0 phosphates but still can't put the green hair to rest. Any info will help thanx in advance!!!

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I got emerald crabs & i heard keeping the lite on too long causes it as well. The crabs go to town on it.
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Old 04-18-2011, 02:53 AM   #3
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Blue-legged hermits, a sally lightfoot, and a lawnmower blenny devastated all my hair algae aside from one little square cm patch?!
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Sally lightfoots pretty safe all around?
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:19 AM   #5
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electric blue hermit carbs are by far my favorite hermits and do a wicked job of eating hair algae and also do a great job of cleaning up un eaten meaty foods or dead live stock. yesterday i had bought a peperment and a skunk cleaner shrimp and the cleaner shrimp had shed its exoskeleton a few days before so needles to say it didn't survive. so it seemed to die as soon as i introduced it to my system, my hermit crab made a b-line for it to start eating it. my LFS usually doesn't return marine animals but since i had just bought it they replaced it
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The hair algae is living off nitrates and phosphates once you can get them under control your hair algae will slowly die off. Another thing is the light bulbs if they are old that can cause problems.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:56 PM   #7
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I have ordered emerald crabs and sea hare from my lfs hopefully that will help. I have never heard of a Sally light foot. How are they in a reef tank.

Sitting at 0 phosphates 0 nitrates tested myself and lfs. Hopefully it will die off in time. I ve got lots of hermit crabs all sorts but they don't seem to touch it.
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Do you use tap water? Or ro/di
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And even though there are some inverts that will eat it you are better to find the source and stop the growth. Here is a good battle plan for you to check out.

FantasyReef Databases-Viewing item "10 Step Plan for Nuisance Algae Control"
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The tests may show 0phos 0 trate cuz your algae is using whats in your tank...
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