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Old 09-04-2014, 09:55 AM   #1
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:16 AM   #2
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I got the same problem,
I was thinking maybe the water was to hot....
How old is your thank?


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Old 09-04-2014, 01:25 PM   #3
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:28 PM   #4
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It cyanobacteria in the sand and green hair grass algae on the rock both perfectly normal in new tanks and I still have green hair grass in my tank I would Invest in green emerald crabs or turbo snails they love the hair grass as for the Cyanobacteria I would get the water tested first and if it's ok I'd invest in a bristle star to sand sift or some blue legged crabs


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If is cyano , I don't think starfish or hermit crab are going to help....


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Old 09-04-2014, 05:13 PM   #6
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It cyanobacteria in the sand and green hair grass algae on the rock both perfectly normal in new tanks and I still have green hair grass in my tank I would Invest in green emerald crabs or turbo snails they love the hair grass as for the Cyanobacteria I would get the water tested first and if it's ok I'd invest in a bristle star to sand sift or some blue legged crabs


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Crabs aren't going to be the answer for hair algae, reduction of nutrients is the only real way to get rid of it. The other looks a lot more like diatoms than cyano, which will go away on their own.


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It's not going to fix it but emerald crabs love the stuff and can easily control it and with crabs an stars with cyano that's how I got rid of mine I bought 10 crabs and a star with in 2weeks it was gone
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My emerald only eat bubble algae, never had luck with cyano...
I been told many time there is nothing that eat cyano, unless the LFS try to sell me something,I even tried chemy clean and was a mistake....
+ 1 on big red , the one on the sand bed looks like diatoms


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It's not going to fix it but emerald crabs love the stuff and can easily control it and with crabs an stars with cyano that's how I got rid of mine I bought 10 crabs and a star with in 2weeks it was gone

If your cyano looked like the first pic the op posted, it went away because it was a diatom bloom and that's what they do. IMO eliminating 99% of nuisance algae by stocking and feeding properly and a good maintenance schedule is way better than trying to control it with animals that may or may not eat it. IME emerald crabs are more likely to go after meaty foods than hair algae, especially once it's grown like it has in the ops tank, all adding that many crabs, hermits and stars is just adding more nutrients to a system that obviously has excess nutrients already.
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So big red, in that case what is the best way? I'm removing those air algae by hand or a tooth brush, or there is a better way?


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