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  1. Wetty

    Wetty Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    Do u get placostamus or algae eater type marine fish?
     
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    Reef Maniac MASA Contributor

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    Yes, but the "Plec" types are not suitable for aquaria.

    "Algae eating" types are common in our tanks - all Tangs and many Blennies are predominantly herbivores (algae eaters), but most of the other aquarium fish (such as Wrasses and Angels) will eat algae from time to time, and should have some in their diet.

    Why do you ask?

    Hennie
     
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    Wetty Thread Starter Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    Having fresh water fish for a while Plecs were important to my system....both in scavenging and adding humour for my viewers.
    Id like to have a marine version for piece of mind. lol
     
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    I have a lawnmower blenny that does a great job on all the short growing algeas. It doesn't touch long hair green alae, but everything else it munches no problem.
     
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    a good clean up crew can help, hermits, brittle stars, shrimps and blenny's
     
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    Then you won't go wrong with a Blennie, they are cute, have lots of personality, and eat algae :thumbup:

    Hennie
     
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    Wetty Thread Starter Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    And for nuisance algae growing on the glass?
     
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    Nuisance algae on the glass I use a Stanley blade to scrape it of, however don't use it if you have acrylic tank will scratch the hell out of it.
     
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    Wetty Thread Starter Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    Cant afford an acrylic tank.....only stick to glass.
     
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    1. Turbo, Trochus or Astrea snails
    2. Cleaning magnet
    3. Razor blade scraper with handle

    Of course, if your nutrient levels are low enough, you only need to do this every week or two.

    Hennie
     
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