Algae grazing fish for my Nano ?

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Hello to all,

I've had GHA popping up on most rocks in my tank over the past couple of weeks.
Not too bad sofar , but obviously I didn't want this to get out of hand.

So, I've been using various methods to reduce or rid myseld of this pest.
Some success, as I can see the GHA going translucent in some places (Could be that I'm winning ?)

Anyway, my question is as follows:

Since I have a fair amount of "grazing fodder" in my tank , which fish would be best suited to mowing down the GHA and keeping it in check ?

Bear in mind that I have a 58liter Nano , and even though a tang would look really nice , it's just not an option in my limited water volume . :p
 

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Your tank might be too small for a lawnmower blenny as well - just google it and check what minimum tank size they require - can't remember :p
Maybe a couple hermits?
 
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Your tank might be too small for a lawnmower blenny as well - just google it and check what minimum tank size they require - can't remember :p
Maybe a couple hermits?
Thanks Tobes,

Yes, it would appear that the minimum recommended tank size should be between 100 to 150 liters. :(



Mhhm... will have to look at other options such as hermits. :p
 

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Rather than stick a plaster on the sore, find out what is causing the problem and cure it. Use a phosphate remover and ensure your water preameters are spot on, the GHA will starve and die off, a nano is too small for a fish with a job.
 
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Rather than stick a plaster on the sore, find out what is causing the problem and cure it. Use a phosphate remover and ensure your water preameters are spot on, the GHA will starve and die off, a nano is too small for a fish with a job.
Hi Mike , thanks for the feedback.

Don't misunderstand me : I am not looking at a quick fix for the GHA problem. I've identified the source of the phosphates & nitrates ( In my case the LR), and I am diligent with repsect to my waterchanges and cleaning regime.

I do appear to be winning the battle , but I was merely looking at getting a little "help" from a fishy friend and at the same time providing a good food source.
 

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Hi Mike , thanks for the feedback.

Don't misunderstand me : I am not looking at a quick fix for the GHA problem. I've identified the source of the phosphates & nitrates ( In my case the LR), and I am diligent with repsect to my waterchanges and cleaning regime.

I do appear to be winning the battle , but I was merely looking at getting a little "help" from a fishy friend and at the same time providing a good food source.
I think you'd be better off just removing with your hand as much as you can, if you added a fish or sea hare to get rid of the GHA, the nano would soon be empty, then you'd be worried about the animal starving......
 

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I agree with Mike, at best you could look at some hermits or snails to assist, but we have such a poor variety imported into this country that even that is not a viable option. If you are winning the battle then I say just be patient and keep doing what you are doing.
 
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Have you tried a turbo snail yet. The one in my tank is like a lawn mower. It chows anything resembling algae. Land mines are the only drawback, but my bristle worms seem to enjoy them :p

Most of the stuff I have researched about Turbo snails is that they only chow diatoms but the one I got seems to eat the GHA before it gets too long.
 
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Have you tried a turbo snail yet. The one in my tank is like a lawn mower. It chows anything resembling algae. Land mines are the only drawback, but my bristle worms seem to enjoy them :p

Most of the stuff I have researched about Turbo snails is that they only chow diatoms but the one I got seems to eat the GHA before it gets too long.
Thanks Kevin,

I currently have 5 local snails and 2 hermits as CUC. They are ripping out the GHA in big tuffts, but it is growing back faster than what they can eat it.

And yes , the amount of **** they leave is amazing.

Having to vacuum the substrate twice weekly .:lol:
 

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