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Old 07-26-2011, 11:54 AM   #41
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What the heck is this? lol

It looks like a little star fish and further up theres a little worm? I assume its from my live rock
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Old 08-11-2011, 05:51 PM   #42
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Green hair algae problem....

My tank is coveredd in it.. It fully cycled almost a month ago, I asked the LFS guys and they said dont touch it eventually the algae will die off but it seems to be getting worse.. I don't understand it either, my nitrates are near zero, i use RO/IO water so I shouldnt have any phosphates and I decreased my lighting, The only thing I don't have is a protein skimmer but my tank is only 30 gallons so I dont think I need one.. Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:20 PM   #43
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What they didnt tell you was that when it dies it dumps all the phosphates back into the water there by feeding it's self Test your RO/DI water before you mix it it may be high in phos how much are you feeding try and cut back a bit on that.

The pic. it looks like an asternia star and some kind of worm the star eats corline algae the worm detritus
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well i dont have any livestock except a blue legged hermit and a turbo snail, so they just eat the algae, my lighting a reduced down to 5 hours a day, do you think i should physically remove the algae?
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Old 08-12-2011, 01:43 PM   #45
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I remove as much as i can in my tanks my thinking is it's removing nitrAtes as well and add a few more CUC that will help also
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What is CUC? Some kind of crab?
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:15 PM   #47
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sea urchins are great at keeping your algae under control...they eat a lot of algae so they will be a lot of competition for other algae eaters...if you do decide to get one i would suggest getting a short spin like the tuxedo sea urchin

mexican turbo snails are very hardy and also eat most forms of algae, but they are not buttonless feeders like the sea urchin :P
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CUC is an abbreviation for clean up crew
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