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Old 02-22-2018, 11:10 PM   #1
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Need help putting a CUC together

Currently i have 10 hermits 2 peppermint shrimp and a blenny. TONS of algae covering rocks and back glass walls (clean off the front and side walls for viewing pleasures) What should i add in order to help get rid of this algae problem? I was thinking snails and more hermits but i just donít know what my best options are. Thanks! Happy reefing!

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Old 02-22-2018, 11:24 PM   #2
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Adding livestock isn't a solution to algae. The solution of algae is lowering the nitrate and phosphate levels in the system. This can be accomplished by large water changes with ro/di water along with cutting back on feeding, as a majority of people that suffer from algae issues feed way to much (to include myself).

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As we all go through this, mostly during the early stages of setting up tanks. I would suggest monitor how much you are feeding. Is all the food isnít gone after a few minutes, itís too much. You might need to cut back how long your lights are on. Usually excessive algae is quick to fix.
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