Discussion in 'New to Saltwater & Reef Aquariums? Post Here' started by revhtree, Nov 12, 2013.
Oh great. Thanks what it is called. Thanks a lot.
Bumping this up as a help to new reef keepers!
So during the algae bloom process, when the green hair algae comes in, we just let it go crazy? And it’ll eventually go away?
Some people add a clean up crew at this point to keep the GHA at bay.
not finding that my cleanup crew does this effectively. Anyone want to chime in on what ther cleanup crew looks like and volume of each species for tank size? Thanks
so the other blooms go away itself, but gha is a little battle? (According to this guide)
I would never add more than 2 large turbo snails and 2-4 hermit crabs per 100 gallon.. The smallers snails IMO don't do much for algae control and just seem to die quickly. Turbos have a massive appetite. Too many hermit crabs then they will eventually just kill each other or the snails if not given enough space. Perhaps add a few and see how they do and if you need more clean up crew add them later. I've found few is better then many
Check out @reefcleaners. They are a sponsor here and come highly recommended by many. John is top notch along with his products including clean up crews. He has a great chart by tank size on his site that many people use and have had success with.
was reading on @reefcleaners, in preparation for my cycling process has anyone had any experience in controlling the algae during the final stages with there packages? thanks in advance
See my post right above yours. Johns packages are the best
Learning alot here.
In my 150 gallon tank, should I add the rock before the sand? Or should I add the sand, then sit the rock on top of it?
I've always preferred sand first. It creates a stable base for your aqua-scape.
Good read, thank you!
Will the final stage (hair algea) fade/die off on it's own and completely disappear with help of CUC or will you need to aid in cleaning it up?
Awesome article wish i had of read this 7 years ago my first tank would have went so much smoother. Lol
I reread sections of this every couple months. Great article.
So we're closing on our house at the end of June. Within the next ~18 months, I'd like to start a bigger tank. I have been keeping a 13-gallon AIO nano for just over a year. I love it, but now I want to move up to something bigger. I want to do LPS with a few hardy SPS and-a long way down the road-clams. Where is the best place/source to read about different types of coral and their requirements? I have the Borneman book Aquarium Corals. Is that good/recent enough?
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