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Yesterday I noticed this that seems to be hairy algae, anything I can do? remove manually, emerald crab (don't trust them) aftery torch incident, any recommendations? thank you
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Remove manually while it’s small- what CUC do you have, including fish? And test parameters,

Have you added anything new to your routine?
 

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Remove manually while it’s small- what CUC do you have, including fish? And test parameters,

Have you added anything new to your routine?
Last saturday parameters
Alk 163 ( 9 )
Ph 7.8
Ca 449
Mg 1492
Ammo 0.0
Nitrite 0.0
No3 25.3
Po4 0.52

Cuc
Tiger conch
Sanbed starfish
Nassarius snail
3 mexican turbo snails
5 astria snail
5 to 10 blue leg hermit crab
3 bumblebee snails

The only change has been to reduce no3 from 42 to 25.3 and po4 from 1.2 to 0.52
 

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Yesterday I noticed this that seems to be hairy algae, anything I can do? remove manually, emerald crab (don't trust them) aftery torch incident, any recommendations? thank you
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Manually remove and or keep it short so your cuc can eat it. Get a Tuxedo urchin, the best cuc I have.
 

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Manually remove and or keep it short so your cuc can eat it. Get a Tuxedo urchin, the best cuc I have.
I've never had it but today I'm going to go through the lfs to see if there are any small ones, Should I add something else to the cuc?
 

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I've never had it but today I'm going to go through the lfs to see if there are any small ones, Should I add something else to the cuc?
I would not shy away from an emerald crab, great cuc and always picking and eating algae. I’ve never had a problem in over 18 years of reefing. They say the females are more reef safe. I have had both and haven’t noticed a difference or a problem. I currently have 2 in my tank.
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I would not shy away from an emerald crab, great cuc and always picking and eating algae. I’ve never had a problem in over 18 years of reefing. They say the females are more reef safe. I have had both and haven’t noticed a difference or a problem. I currently have 2 in my tank.
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Maybe I'll give them a chance but the first thing I suspect they'll go outside, yes I've seen a small increase in algae since I didn't have them
 

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Pitho crabs are quite useful an, in my experience, quite safe.

I also like having an army (~50 or so) of dwarf ceriths. They can't do anything about that GHA there, but they get into the very tight slaces and might be able to prevent it taking root elsewhere.

Tux urchin is great and very fun, but if that doesn't get the job done, 2 Mexican turbos will do it. Bulldozers, yes, but very effective.
 

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