Best Hair Algae Eater?

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Hi R2R my tank is about 9 months old and I had a really bad hair algae outbreak after i moved the tank about 3-4 months ago. since I have balanced the tank (parameters below). The algae isn't growing or spreading anymore and I just want something to get rid of all of it. I have around 30 dwarf Ceriths, 15 Florida Ceriths, 5 Nerites, 6 Hermits, 2 green emerald crabs, and a lawnmower blenny. But none of them seem to mess with the hair algae too much so I was just looking for some suggestions for a really good hair algae eater.

Parameters:
Alk:9dkh
Ammonia:0ppm
Calcuim: 360ppm (want to raise a little)
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate:0ppm
Phosphate: undetectable
pH:8.2
 
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I had a problem with hair recently.
I bought a Sailfin and a Cole tang and they are tore it to bits and it's gone.
The Cole tang in particular has done a excellent job.
Other than this Sea Hare is sussposed to be very good but if It dies it leaves a toxic waste that can wipe out a tank.
 

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I had a problem with hair recently.
I bought a Sailfin and a Cole tang and they are tore it to bits and it's gone.
The Cole tang in particular has done a excellent job.
Other than this Sea Hare is sussposed to be very good but if It dies it leaves a toxic waste that can wipe out a tank.
Tang would be no good in this size of tank.
Vibrant is another good method.
 

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Most algae eaters concentrate on the new short growth and leave the long stuff alone. If you can manually siphon it out, that works, or pick it off with a plastic tool and run it through filter media, then remove it that way. Then your crew should take over.
 
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Most algae eaters concentrate on the new short growth and leave the long stuff alone. If you can manually siphon it out, that works, or pick it off with a plastic tool and run it through filter media, then remove it that way. Then your crew should take over.
I've thought of this before but there is quite a bit on the back, would removing it harm the tank in any way?
 

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I like Melev's Reef's method of using a cup of freshwater nearby to deposit any algae you rip out so it makes it easy to remove from your fingertips/hands as you work. Then add a pincushion (I have a purple pincushion) urchin and some turbo snails (I have Chestnut ones) which are good about eating and wandering within the rock work, not just the glass. I get the impression that the Cerith snails are better at cleaning the substrate. My purple pincushion is a beast of a lawnmower!
 
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Hi R2R my tank is about 9 months old and I had a really bad hair algae outbreak after i moved the tank about 3-4 months ago. since I have balanced the tank (parameters below). The algae isn't growing or spreading anymore and I just want something to get rid of all of it. I have around 30 dwarf Ceriths, 15 Florida Ceriths, 5 Nerites, 6 Hermits, 2 green emerald crabs, and a lawnmower blenny. But none of them seem to mess with the hair algae too much so I was just looking for some suggestions for a really good hair algae eater.

Parameters:
Alk:9dkh
Ammonia:0ppm
Calcuim: 360ppm (want to raise a little)
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate:0ppm
Phosphate: undetectable
pH:8.2
Are you by chance using API test kits ?
 

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Emerald crabs, Yellow tangs, Turbo snails and lawnmower blennies are the best cleaners with a taste for green hair algae
 

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This algae eater has great hair.
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Hi R2R my tank is about 9 months old and I had a really bad hair algae outbreak after i moved the tank about 3-4 months ago. since I have balanced the tank (parameters below). The algae isn't growing or spreading anymore and I just want something to get rid of all of it. I have around 30 dwarf Ceriths, 15 Florida Ceriths, 5 Nerites, 6 Hermits, 2 green emerald crabs, and a lawnmower blenny. But none of them seem to mess with the hair algae too much so I was just looking for some suggestions for a really good hair algae eater.

Parameters:
Alk:9dkh
Ammonia:0ppm
Calcuim: 360ppm (want to raise a little)
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate:0ppm
Phosphate: undetectable
pH:8.2
Mexican turbo. It is cheap, but it is a very strong snail that can move things that are not anchored. Also, when the algae is gone, the snail will need to be fed. I have first hand experience with 15 snails that are 2 inches in diameter (I feed them) In a 75 gallon tank. Tremendous appetites!
 
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