Ashburn’s not so frugal 90g

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  1. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    i have almost 0 snails in my DT, and a lot of snails/crab in the frag tank. thats why i'm suspecting it's fish not the snails
     
  2. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    We had a couple of Sea Hares in our frag tank and it appeared they did not like to crawl on the egg crate. Trochus Snails and Court Jester Gobies?
     
  3. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    maybe just start guess and checking. Put one possible GHA eater in each lowboy. If nothing, try another two. You should get through that pretty quick. pain the butt though for sure to transfer them for sure.
     
  4. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    That’s what I’m currently doing


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  5. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    I would guess it’s the fox face.
     
  6. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Is that all one system?
    For the algae issue, you’ll need fish: fox face and or Zebrasoma sp and an algae blenny or Ctenochaetus sp
    Snails move at a snail’s pace
    You’ll have to seek out small specimens
     
  7. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Yeah, get a Zebrasoma rostratum. It will fit with the not so frugal title.
     
  8. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    tangs wont work, so nope.
     
  9. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    So my Magnificent Fox Face and 2 Zebrasoma and Ctenochaetus are lazy bums.

    I have some kind of algae growing in my tank. Nothing eats it. Does not look like the atypical bryopsis. There is no discernible root structure and it falls apart if you pull on it. Sounds and looks like GHA but again, nothing eats it.

    EXCEPT, I was doing some cleaning and had some clumps of it floating around. A small clump hits the Fox Face in the snout and he chomps down on it! Other than that 1 time, I have not seen anyone else eat this stuff. I've tried pulling clumps off to see if I get a repeat performance but nope.
     
  10. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Good luck with the manual extraction
     
  11. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Sounds like he ate it by accident; like when they eat each other’s poop.

    I’ve noticed a couple things about my tang’s eating habits of algae. First, since I’ve been feeding the LRS they haven’t been scrounging around the rocks as much. I think they prefer it and wait for feeding time. Second, they seem to prefer the newly growing bits. If it’s grown into a clump that I could grab with my fingers they ignore it. I don’t know if the new growth tastes better or if they’re scared of the larger patches or what.

    You had tried to chemically treat it a while back. That didn’t kill it all?
     
  12. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    Ok it’s not foxface...


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  13. scuba71

    scuba71 Supporting Member

    Awesome Zoas.



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  14. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    Thanks!


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  15. scuba71

    scuba71 Supporting Member

    Do you know all of the species’ names?


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  16. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    Not all, but 90% the rest 10 are just going to name them on my own lol


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  17. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    I believe to have an Inland saw; haven’t seen it in the storage bins; maybe I let someone in the club borrow it in a you can have it sort of way; will check again, might be one of those things that pop out when you are not looking for it...
     
  18. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    I will buy it off you in a heartbeat


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  19. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    We have a winner

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  20. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Regal?


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