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Old 06-23-2011, 01:49 PM   #1
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Can anybody tell me what this is and how to get rid of it?

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Old 06-23-2011, 03:04 PM   #2
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Looks like Green hair Algae and hermit crabs will do the trick.
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:59 PM   #3
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Or a lawnmower blenny
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Or you can find out what`s fueling it and try to cut it off at the source. I`m just one of those that dont believe in buying livestock to take care of a problem.
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Or you can find out what`s fueling it and try to cut it off at the source. I`m just one of those that dont believe in buying livestock to take care of a problem.
But surely this whole hobby is about perfecting a man made ecosystem! Doesn't that mean that livestock need to contribute or do they just sit at the top of the hierarchy? ... Well at least just below that god that lives above the water level and chucks food in every day!
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:49 PM   #6
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Or you can find out what`s fueling it and try to cut it off at the source. I`m just one of those that dont believe in buying livestock to take care of a problem.
I don't see how putting in a fish that loves hair algae would be a problem. It got it's name from "mowing" down hair algae.
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The problem is that there's an underlying problem causing the algae. adding a fish will not change that underlying problem and can even exacerbate it. It's best to find the problem before using a living thing to fix your problem for you.
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What happens when he's done eating it? I happen to have a blenny but i bought him for his personality and looks not just so he could keep my tank clean. i never had an algae issue really so I have to supplement the lawnmowers diet with algae sheets. Luckily he took to ALL food that I've fed so he's nice and fat now.

i guess the point is, buy a fish cause you like it, not to do a job that you should be doing.
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What happens when he's done eating it? I happen to have a blenny but i bought him for his personality and looks not just so he could keep my tank clean. i never had an algae issue really so I have to supplement the lawnmowers diet with algae sheets. Luckily he took to ALL food that I've fed so he's nice and fat now.

i guess the point is, buy a fish cause you like it, not to do a job that you should be doing.
So you don't keep snails and hermits then?!
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LOL. You don't know my deal, hehehe, I LOVE snails and hermits. I get them to feed them. I put 20 naricsus snails in my cube and 40 in my 125g. purposely to watch them come up and feed. i don't have any algae snails, ech. they crawl on the glass too much.

I have maybe 20 hermits between those 2 tanks only cause I like to watch them climb. I have some really large hermits too, with goldball sized shells. LOL

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