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Old 10/12/2017, 10:45 AM   #1
Ace Park
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very serious pest algae

Since last year, there are very horrible pest algae have been grown everywhere.

No creatures are interested in this algae. Tangs, crabs, whatever.

Could you recommend what species are enjoying this algae?

Any information or tips would be highly appreciated.


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Old 10/15/2017, 07:40 PM   #2
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Have you tried an urchin?


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Old 10/16/2017, 05:05 AM   #3
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It looks like dictyota. These guys have pretty strong chemicals to avoid getting eaten. Agree Urchin is least picky grazer I know of.


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Old 10/16/2017, 10:25 PM   #4
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I really appreciated. Yesterday I put Urchin in my tank. I will show if there is a positive signal.


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Old 10/16/2017, 11:10 PM   #5
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I agree, it looks like dictoya. Believe it or not, I have bought a prettier version of dictoya twice for my tank, but my hungry little mini strombus snails ate them before they could get established. If the urchin doesn't do it, you may want to try them. Good luck!


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Old 10/17/2017, 09:57 AM   #6
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I have faced with the same problem in my tank. I hope it can help you ( it works for me )

- EHEIM water care Algozid
- you need to do about a 20% water change
- after 5-7 days repeat water changes


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Old 10/19/2017, 07:36 PM   #7
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I agree, it looks like dictoya. Believe it or not, I have bought a prettier version of dictoya twice for my tank, but my hungry little mini strombus snails ate them before they could get established. If the urchin doesn't do it, you may want to try them. Good luck!
You got the iridescent blue kind? And the mini strombus ate it? Amazing/hilarious.

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Old 10/19/2017, 08:18 PM   #8
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No, it wasn't iridescent. It was an olive color, and grew tall enough to move nicely in the current. I got it at GCE.


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