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post #31 of 49 Old 12-05-2010, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, after the tanks being setup for a few weeks now, ive noticed small pieces of green moss growing over everything in the tank, is this good?

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1x Mimic Tang
2x Fire Shrimp
2x Clowns

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post #32 of 49 Old 12-06-2010, 05:00 PM
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Green moss? I hate to ask, but can you post a pic?
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post #33 of 49 Old 12-06-2010, 09:44 PM
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sounds like possibly hair algae, which can also be part of the cycling process or the sign that there are high levels of nitrates in the water. Doing a test is pointless as the nitrates will read zero since the algae is consuming all of them. Do some water changes and scrub the rock with an old tooth brush and siphon out the algae. Also post some pics, that will help in an ID
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post #34 of 49 Old 12-08-2010, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah guys heres some pics, (best i could get)









Thanks guys! :)

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2x Fire Shrimp
2x Clowns

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post #35 of 49 Old 12-08-2010, 01:48 PM
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looks like Green Hair Algae (GHA) forming....if you are still in the early stages of your tank it should go away with regular water changes and a decent clean up crew.
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post #36 of 49 Old 12-09-2010, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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looks like Green Hair Algae (GHA) forming....if you are still in the early stages of your tank it should go away with regular water changes and a decent clean up crew.
cheers pal,

How ive got 5 hermits and a fire shrimp, do you reckon i need to add more to my Clean up Crew?

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1x Sailfin Tang
1x Mimic Tang
2x Fire Shrimp
2x Clowns

5x Small Hermit Crabs
5x Turbo Snails
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post #37 of 49 Old 12-09-2010, 08:16 PM
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snails !!! about 6 or so and i would do a mix.. mexican turbos , nasserus,,,, and another good algae eater

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post #38 of 49 Old 12-11-2010, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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snails !!! about 6 or so and i would do a mix.. mexican turbos , nasserus,,,, and another good algae eater
Just got back fro LFS and got 5 Turbo snails, and some NO3 PO4 - X to help get rid of that algae

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1x Sailfin Tang
1x Mimic Tang
2x Fire Shrimp
2x Clowns

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5x Turbo Snails
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post #39 of 49 Old 12-18-2010, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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hi guys

so i have finally got rid of the algae and today have got some more live rock and another 2 pieces if coral my tank is really starting to look great,

My LFS manager done me a really good deal on a mimic tang so i ended up coming back with one of them as well.... it looks very nice,

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1x Sailfin Tang
1x Mimic Tang
2x Fire Shrimp
2x Clowns

5x Small Hermit Crabs
5x Turbo Snails
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post #40 of 49 Old 12-18-2010, 11:22 AM
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nice

i love mimic tangs...what kinds of coral did you get?

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