What type of snails are the best

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So tight now my tank is growing green film algae red slime and hair algae I need some snail ideas so I can get them ordered

Currently have 3 turbo snails
Pencil urchin
five astrea snails
Four cerith snails

Plan to add
Strawberry conch
Brittle star
 

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So tight now my tank is growing green film algae red slime and hair algae I need some snail ideas so I can get them ordered

Currently have 3 turbo snails
Pencil urchin
five astrea snails
Four cerith snails

Plan to add
Strawberry conch
Brittle star
Go to reefcleaners.org and get the package for half your tank size
 

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I agree about diversity. Margaritas and conchs have worked best for me against hair algae. Conchs get the rock area at the sand base really well.
 

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A better question is, "Why are there no snails available now?" I know there are some, but no Trochus or Turbo snails. If any of you know of a source let me know. Or, perhaps you know of a snail just as good or better that are available.
 
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To me, trochus snails might be the best all around snail. They can right themselves much easier than many snails. I've also had them spawn several times in one of my tanks. I haven't had to buy any for years for that tank.

I just picked up more from reefcleaners.
 

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It was an unknown snail laying the eggs. I saw the culprit a few days later, but I didn't snag a pic of it. It was on the magnetic scraper again, but it fell off when I was cleaning. It's not one that I intentionally added, so it must have come in by a lobo I added recently.

On a separate note, my clowns did lay eggs! On the rocks though next to their hammer coral. I can't take the rock out since I don't have another tank for it, but I may have to set up another tank so I can try to hatch them next time.
 
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