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post #141 of 436 Old 11-24-2012, 10:40 PM
Yeah unfortunately it seems that way with the chromis. Too bad really because there really cool looking in a big school. But that's damselfish right? Might be an excuse to start a nano though with those two not getting along. My Margaritas are massive now. They eat tons of algae and keep the tank cleaned out.
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post #142 of 436 Old 11-24-2012, 10:45 PM
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Yeah, those things are voracious on algae. My fear ir what happens when that food supply is gone?

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Yeah unfortunately it seems that way with the chromis. Too bad really because there really cool looking in a big school. But that's damselfish right? Might be an excuse to start a nano though with those two not getting along. My Margaritas are massive now. They eat tons of algae and keep the tank cleaned out.
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post #143 of 436 Old 11-24-2012, 10:47 PM
Not gonna happen, unless you get to many for the tank.
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post #144 of 436 Old 11-25-2012, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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So my LFS missed a shipment and they were very low on stock. I grabbed 5 margarita and a few more nassarius snails. Also got a few blue legged hermits. Everyone is going to town allthough im scared this no one is going to eat my green stuffs. I just manually removed some but its really hard to do so even with snippers. Here is a pic before i started the hair cut.

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post #145 of 436 Old 11-25-2012, 06:50 PM
I would imagine the hermits will chow that stuff. Also I forgot to mention but I also have an emerald crab and when I got him I was just finishing up my diatom bloom and had some hair algae which he cleaned up in a week or two. Some people say they'll get into corals but mine hasn't bothered any. Only thing he does though is if there's a small or unstable rock he is strong enough to move it. Reason i'm saying is an emerald crab would definitely eat that stuff.
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post #146 of 436 Old 11-25-2012, 07:02 PM
Man, thats not looking good. I'm thinkin Bryopsis now. Yikes. Need to start thinking about killing that stuff if the snails and hermits don't put a dent in it.
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Man, thats not looking good. I'm thinkin Bryopsis now. Yikes. Need to start thinking about killing that stuff if the snails and hermits don't put a dent in it.

Yup thats what im thinking. Ill give it a few days but then im gonna buy some Mg and start increasing. If necessary ill move the inverts out to the QT if the Mg will hurt them. Ill hold off on the blood shrimp too as I doubt he will make a dent in this stuff from what im reading.
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post #148 of 436 Old 11-25-2012, 09:08 PM
Yea def do the MAG treatment.
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post #149 of 436 Old 11-25-2012, 11:41 PM
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I was just doing some reading. Would some scarlet hermit crabs help out on that? They also seem to like quite a wide range of algaes.
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post #150 of 436 Old 11-26-2012, 08:26 AM
You'd need a HUGE amount of them, as this stuff grows pretty quick. Tangs would make short work of it, but we don't have any here.
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