Hair Algae eating fish? Invertebrate?

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  1. subzero3z

    subzero3z Astrea Snail

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    So I have huge amounts of Hair Algae in my tank, I pluck some out everyday but it just grows back. Is their a invertebrate or fish that will eat most of it and slow down its growth (I know it won't all go away).
     
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  3. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    There are very few creatures that will consume gha and most bring more problems.Manually remove as much as you can and lower your nutrient levels.
     
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  4. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    +1^ I have a bit of gha in my DT and my lawnmower blenny acts like he can't see it.

    What do you have for nutrient export?
     
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  5. subzero3z

    subzero3z Astrea Snail

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    I use a Biocube Protein Skimmer that I clean on a schedule.
     
  6. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    Do you have a nice sized CUC? including some various types of snails and hermits? My snails have been doing a decent job on some spots of hair algae
     
  7. subzero3z

    subzero3z Astrea Snail

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    My CUC is quite small right now I only have 10 Hermits that are different species. I am planning on getting a few snails, a tuxedo urchin, some flame scallops and a linkia (I plan on waiting awhile before I get some of these.) Also, I am not fond of molluscs but I am willing to put in a few snails.
     
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  9. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    I think an urchin could be helpful but I don't believe a flame scallop would help with algae.
     
  10. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Urchin, try ORA's aquacultured urchins. You got to feed the urchin or rehome one once you run out of algae.

    Mine is going to town on Turf Algae.
     
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    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    Or... I have a couple good recipes for Urchin!!
     
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  12. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    ^^^:yelrotflmao:^^^

    Agreed 100%

    Anything else, like mechanical filter? Chemical filter? Water changes? How much LR do you have? How much livestock?
     
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