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Fishfreak's foxy BC29: ROD/DI arrived

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Thanks long doggy, do you think the hair algae and diatoms will be too much for my CUC when I get it?

No man. Just add the CUC, do your WC and give it time my friend. All will be well.

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When my tank was finished cycling there was so much hair algae on the rocks. I watched 3 astrea Snails destroy it in 3 days.

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Good to know. I will be placing my CUC on the hair algae rock when I get it. Hopefully they annihilate it.

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The algae has actually reached about 2 and a half inches long. Not even a trim? (I'm a total algae hater, unless it's good macro or coralline, neither yet)

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Yay! How far should I trim it back?

 

As much as you can. Also keep up on water changes and make sure you don't leave old filter floss/sponges in there.

You want to try and remove the nutrient collectors (algae) and also remove the producers (old water & dirty components).

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I should have added, it may take time. I dealt with GHA for about 6 months.

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Take the rock out and spray it with hydrogen peroxide and be done with it.

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I don't think I can with out taking apart part of the scape. I epoxied them together. I scrubbed the rock though and this is what it looks like now. Only a few small patches remaining that I missed. Also, here's the CUC. (What petland could get of it). More will be added soon

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You've got the right idea. You can scrub the rocks in your tank. Just do a WC afterwards and try to suck/pull our as much of the loose algae as you can. Eventually, it will be defeated.

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This is Leonardo my emerald crab and a new FTS (yes, I realize that pretty much nothing has changed). I think I am getting pair of clowns on the weekend :D

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My new intank media and fuge came in. Here's how I set it up. Top-poly filter and purigen middle-phosguard bottom-chemipure. Anybody know how often I have to change out the poly filter?

Hi

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The first fish! I also got some chaeto and an unidentified macro. Anyone know what it? It's the third photo. Loads of micro brittles and a couple bristle worms.

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New FTS(still no differences) and the latest additions. Two blue leg hermits, two trochus, one pep shrimp, 4 zoa frags (zone may not make it) and a frag of GSP

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What is that stuff your using to secure your frags to the rock?

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Fluval epoxy. I realize now that glue probably would have been better. The rasta has disappeared from an unknown cause. Right now my blame is on a trochus snail that was seen on the edge of the plug. I think it may have knocked it off. I have an emerald crab but I have seen it walk by the frags without even a second glance multiple times

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