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hmmmm big change??
sooo my tank has been doing great up until the last two weeks.... needless to say i have a bit of green algae growing and i want to get rid of it.. grabbed some naserus snails and they like everything in the tank BUT the green LOL welli kind of expected that.. so today i am going to start a major water change... like i am moving all of my live stock into a 5 gallon for a few hours and i am changing about 95% of the water (leaving 5% for the one inhabitant i can not move out LOL) . now i know i need to temp match and be sure the water is mixed really well but my question is this
i have been using instand ocean (purple bag) since i started this tank and i am going to switch to reef crystals by them today to avoid dosing.... that said should i drip acclimate my stock back into the tank or willl they be ok with it?
a brief list of Live stock
2 unknown SPS (stag horn perhaps)
snails Mexican turbos x4 and naserus x4
crabs hermits x4
the lvestock should be ok as long as temp is ok. reef crystals is made by the same manu. instant ocean. ru using ro/di? if not then imo simply changing water will not really do anything as far as reducing the algae. if you have algae get a sea urchin. he'll eat algae including coralline! he'll munch everything clean and your rocks will become white like the day you put them in.
any specific type os urchin? i am not sure what is available in my area but i would like to research long before a purchase so i can be ready for long tern care
here's a before and after picture of his tank.
before sea urchin
after sea urchins
they also like the macro algaes...
i grabbed a pencil urchin last night and decided to make a few smaller changes and started with a 12 gallon one last night along with some less traditional ideas i had ... if they work i will post to let you all know
nice....my pencil urchins seem to do a good job and no ouchies...
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