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post #1 of 11 Old 07-06-2012, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
Algae on Sand/ Stocking ?

I upgraded my lighting with a second set of LEDs (36W total) and the coral growth has exploded from it. However, the sand turns orange/brown with algae on it in most spots.

Is there anything I can add that will eat or sift through this stuff, keeping my sand sparkling white?

Current stock:
2 clownfish
1 purple firefish
1 yellow watchman goby - pistol shrimp pair

Current Corals:
Flame Bubble Tip Anemone
Colt
Duncan
Button polyp
Candy cane
Assorted small mushroom
Leather mushroom
Frogspawn

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post #2 of 11 Old 07-06-2012, 03:08 PM
Sure there is. All kinds of snails and hermits will eat that stuff up for you.
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post #3 of 11 Old 07-06-2012, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Sure there is. All kinds of snails and hermits will eat that stuff up for you.
Any specific recommendations? I currently have blue legged hermit crabs, Astraea snails and Nassaus snails.

Maybe a cleaner shrimp.

I also feed mysis/brine shrimp that I'm sure accumulates on the sand. Contributing factor?
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post #4 of 11 Old 07-06-2012, 07:59 PM
Welp ya got a few of them already, but do you have enough of them? The food thing would only contribute if you are over feeding and it was laying on the bottom. Do you have enough flow in the tank?
Banded Trochus Snail
Dwarf Zebra Hermit Crab
Electric Blue Hermit Crab
Electric Orange Hermit Crab
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post #5 of 11 Old 07-06-2012, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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Welp ya got a few of them already, but do you have enough of them? The food thing would only contribute if you are over feeding and it was laying on the bottom. Do you have enough flow in the tank?
Banded Trochus Snail
Dwarf Zebra Hermit Crab
Electric Blue Hermit Crab
Electric Orange Hermit Crab
Yes , I'm good on flow. I'm running a vortech mp10 at about half it's potential power.

Do you think in fully stocked or could I possibly get one more fish in there?

Ill have to look up the crabs you mentioned.

I see you didn't mention the "tongs fighting conch", are they not too good.
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post #6 of 11 Old 07-06-2012, 09:14 PM
They get really big too, thats why I didn't. Most don't want those big boys clobbering their tank.
You'll forgive me and my terrible memory, what size tank we talkin here?
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post #7 of 11 Old 07-06-2012, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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They get really big too, thats why I didn't. Most don't want those big boys clobbering their tank.
You'll forgive me and my terrible memory, what size tank we talkin here?
It's a BioCube 29 hqi with 35lbs of rock and a 3" sand bed.
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post #8 of 11 Old 07-06-2012, 10:18 PM
You could squeeze in a couple more small fish. Watch your water parameters.
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post #9 of 11 Old 07-07-2012, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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You could squeeze in a couple more small fish. Watch your water parameters.
SWEEEEET!

I'm going to check my parameters tommorrow, but I haven't seen any change since day 1 of setup.

Any recommendations on small fish? I always wanted blue chromis but heard they get mean.
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post #10 of 11 Old 07-07-2012, 11:27 AM
They can be mean. Beautiful fish. But in a small tank it would command it. But, I have heard both sides, some saying they do well in their tanks.
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