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Old 09-23-2011, 04:15 PM   #61
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For the glass a mag float should work just fine, or if it gets really bad a razor blade.

Hermits and snails (not nassarius ones though) are good algae eaters. Emerald crabs are nice to have too, they eat algae and are entertaining.

since it's such a large tank i would consider some turbo snails, they really chow down but are pretty large and can knock stuff over. lol
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For the glass a mag float should work just fine, or if it gets really bad a razor blade.

Hermits and snails (not nassarius ones though) are good algae eaters. Emerald crabs are nice to have too, they eat algae and are entertaining.

since it's such a large tank i would consider some turbo snails, they really chow down but are pretty large and can knock stuff over. lol
Turbo Snails are great! I have 5 in my 34g, and they did an amazing job with the algae, even the cyanobacteria. They will also knock things over, as mentioned above. Mine like to push over my Zoas!
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Great thanks, I actually already have all of those, I think I just need more of them I keep the glass clean on the front and sides with the Mag float but the back is dirty
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Cleaning the back glass is a fruitless battle, I can assure you. LOL

I tried at first but it's really hard and in my setups not practical. That's why I paint all my tanks back glass. hehe to kinda hide the buildup. After awhile it should be covered in coralline purple so it won't really matter.
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What are some good corals for a beginner?
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What is your light setup like?
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72" aquatic life t5 ho with lunar lights, it's a 8 x 39w
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With those lights you should be able to keep alot of different corals.

I always suggest the easy ones at first though, those being zooa's, leathers, flowy corals like frogspawn or hammers. Mushrooms are very low light but can add alot of color to your tank so if placed at the bottom they will do fine.
There's actually a beginner coral section on Aquarium Fish: Tropical Freshwater Fish and Saltwater Fish for Home Aquariums you should check it out. they also will tell you placement, water flow requirements and light needs.

You can get an idea of what you want just browsing.
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Great I will give it a read. Thank you for the link.
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Should I add pods to my refuge or will they appear on Their own over time?
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