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Old 11-26-2012, 12:44 PM   #151
 
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Tangs, rabbit fish, lawnmower blenny, lettuce sea slugs, emerald crabs and pin cushion urchins are some species that may touch this stuff from what I have read. Issue is either A) I cannot have some of these in my tank. B) As Reefing says, it grows fast so I would need a lot of them in hopes they eat it all. or C) Its up to the individual animal. Some people say their emerald crabs love it, others say theirs don't touch it.

Looks like the best way is to uses Kents Tech M as it has a special additive that will kill it.

I assume I could add my clowns now as people do the Kent treatment with corals and fish. But since I only have a CUC I don't think I would add the clowns now if the high Mg would bother them as its not worth it since they are happy in the QT.

Also, people report tank crashes after raising the Mg. And sometimes it will all appear to be dead but come back later.

There are also tons off different methods with the Kent M. Most seem to agree raise MG by 100ppm per day to about 1600ppm until it dies down. This will take me a few weeks. Then I have to continue WC until Mg is back to normal levels.

So my question is. Since My CUC is my only livestock (and I could even relocate most to the QT), can I raise Mg faster then 100ppm per day? Or will this cause another crash and force another cycle.


Not the best start on my first SW tank :(

*edit* BTW I did a mean haircut on it around 1 am, and let the floss catch the remains. Its pretty bare now, but it will sprout back. The snails were cleaning when I checked this morning, but did not seem to be in areas where this is growing.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:02 PM   #152
 
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The more I read about them, the more I think the lettuce sea slugs would be my best bet besides the Mg. However, I have not found them at a LFS and they would most likley die after the byropsis is gone.

It pisses me off that I cant find one pic online that looks like what I have.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:17 PM   #153
 
Is it all over all the rocks? If its just one or two rocks you could always pull them and scrape it off or something. Might slow it down enough that your cuc would be able to eat the rest. Just a thought.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:21 PM   #154
 
Ah I wouldn't despair just yet. Doing better than me. I killed my first three fish haha. Those weeds will go down one way or another. Is it all over all the rocks? If its just one or two rocks you could always pull them and scrape it off or something. Might slow it down enough that your cuc would be able to eat the rest. Just a thought.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:21 PM   #155
 
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Is it all over all the rocks? If its just one or two rocks you could always pull them and scrape it off or something. Might slow it down enough that your cuc would be able to eat the rest. Just a thought.
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There is the method of dipping the rocks in a hydrogen peroxide mixture. I would have to take about 20 pounds and dip it all. That would also kill everything else on the rock which may cause a crash? I donno

Just gonna keep reading up and think of ideas and give the CUC a few days to see If I can even spot them munching on it. They dont seem to be chewing on it now. I also couldnt find anyone today.

Besides I dont get paid until friday so I cant get the Kents now anyway.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:22 PM   #156
 
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Yea, im sure it could be worse. This could be happening when my tank is full of fish and corals.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:29 PM   #157
 
Yeah prob better now. Good luck with that stuff!
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:54 PM   #158
 
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Yeah prob better now. Good luck with that stuff!
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Thanks. Just looked at my LFS shipment and it looks like they got emerald crabs in today. I wonder if he is worth a shot.

I guess the issue is, even if we get rid of 99.9% of it between the crab and the CUC, it does not insure that its gone forever. Where as the Kent may kill it for good.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:14 PM   #159
 
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Man, there are some horror stories online with emerald crabs.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:20 PM   #160
 
Umm, yea. They are unpredictable. Just gotta make sure yiur tank is not to clean, they gotta have stuff to eat, or else.....
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