Well.... if you dont want to do water changes then I'd look into triton method of keeping the tank. you NEED to export phosphate and you'll need to replenish the elements that get used up, or you're just setting your self up for failure, and going to kill all of these animals. Randomly adding trace elements is not going to be helpful, as you'll inevitably overdose some and underdose others, screwing up your water chemistry even more, in the long run. You'll need to test.Yeah well this is a 0 water change wacky experiment. Seems fine aside from the hair algae. If only I had something to eat it all! I guess I might need to get that blenny, but sadly the work I'm getting done on the house is using up a lot of the budget. In other news, though, I did get some trace elements. I know that's exciting stuff. It seems like something I should have if the trace elements aren't gonna be coming from water changes.
Cerith and Trochus snails work great for me and cover most algaes. Ceriths especially seem to go after the hair algae. Both types can right themselves if flipped. I have heard repeatedly that Urchins will eat all types of algae, even coralline, but I have never kept them because my rock structure is loose.Anybody got any more recommendations for something to eat the hair algae? The blenny is doing some stuff but he seems to prefer other types of algae to the hair algae. I'm hoping they all eat that algae and start getting desperate enough to eat the hair algae. I'm thinking about snails I guess, not a fan of hermit crabs myself.
Then again something cool like an urchin or a starfish would be really cool. If they ate algae but not corals...
First I seen first op post was a while ago so skilled first few pages so forgive me if some of this is already dealt with..Ok I bought a sea hare to combat the hair algae. He seems to be eating it already! He never hid or anything, just started eating hair algae as soon as I dropped him in!