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Old 11-06-2009, 12:49 AM   #11
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true and they will kill some of your snails do to their shield, also make sure they are blue leg i heard somewhere that red leg were bad
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Old 11-06-2009, 02:25 AM   #12
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i have a brown algea problem too i currently have 5 very large turbos and alot of nassauru snails that came with my live rock and have since reperduced and become a small plague but still dont harm my tank even with all these my alage doesnt relent,
and my tank is a year or so old, i have to agree about hermits they are a pain red legged ones are anyways i removed all mine they where striping my live rock of all coraline algea and kelp.

i have a smaller speices of hermit in there its black with red antena and little white spots on his leggs and he is incredible passive and none thretning to my tank just eats algea and deteria if i knew what species he was i would sugest it but also anouther hitch hiker on my live rock lol
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:09 AM   #13
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Nassa snails will not eat algae. I believe that the Hawaiian convict Hermit is an algae eater and makes for a great Hermit if you have to have Hermits in your tank. They have black and white legs,
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I got a couple of those convict hermit crabs last week for a small patch of hair algae that I couldn't get to go away, they nearly have it gone. The margaritas are a snail the prefers cooler water and don't long. Dwarf Cerith eat diatoms, cyano, film algae, detritus, and hair algae but their favorite is the film algae in my tank.
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Nassa snails will not eat algae. I believe that the Hawaiian convict Hermit is an algae eater and makes for a great Hermit if you have to have Hermits in your tank. They have black and white legs,
True they wont eat the algae but they will shift the sand. Also somethin that you can do is try to siphone it out or kind of move it wit your net
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