[wtd] Algae Eaters

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  1. Sheldon12

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    Hi guys
    I'm looking for some good Algae eaters. I'm open to anything snails, crabs or fish... Please does anyone have any of these for sale?
     
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    Get yourself some Tangs. Especially a Yellow tang. Mine is a machine. I put in a frag and the plug was full of algae. By the next morning it looks brand new
     
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    Agree with dre. My sailfin made easy work of it. Now I have no algae.

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    Plecostomus? :tt2:

    What size is your tank? And what type of algae do you have growing? If bigger than say 500 liter, get a foxface or a tang like mentioned. If smaller, a lawnmower blenny or maybe a emerald crab will work. But it also depends on the type of algae, my foxface cleared my tank of hair algae and Bryopsis and my blenny eats diatoms. But for cyano or dinoflagellates you won't have any help from fish, none really eat it.
     
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    Hey @hotdog83 its a TL550 (128l) and green algae, looks abit like green hair algae on the back
     
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    If on the back, use a blade to scrape it off and remove it.
     
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    Ok, cool, so don't get any tangs. Emerald crabs will probably help a bit with the green hair algae, but also see if you can find the source of the problem (nitrates or phosphates perhaps) and see if you can get that in line, better to treat the source. If it is only on back wall, just scrape it off like Riaan said.
     
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    i scraped the algae on the back off last nite, the rock is abit harder tho, but yeah will check the source and manage it from there
     
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    thanks for the advise guys
     
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    What do you feed him then since theres no algae available?
     
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    He eats mysis, brine, flakes, pellets, clams, mussels, lobster eggs, cyclopods and Nori every second day.

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    will definetly look into it, ive gor some hair algae i just cant get rid of yet my NO Po is at 0.25 and 0.05
     
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    As the saying goes, "prevention is better than cure" Check for the root cause of your algae blooms as hotdog83 says. There are many things on the market to get rid of the high nitrates and phosphates. I use NoPox which works like a bomb for me. This also in my opinion makes the hair algae soft and in turn very easy to just pull off from where it's growing. Easier than pulling on Candy Floss. Manually take out as much as you can manually.
     
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