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    macro algae growing out of control

    This type of macro is growing to fast on my rocks and now is growing on the corals too. Can anyone suggest a fish that would eat some of this algae?
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    Great question...I have some of this in my tank as well.
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    How big is your tank? Yellow tangs seem to eat everything...

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    thanks for the quick response.

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    Naso tang and the diamedia (long spined black) urchin are the two main eaters of this type of algae, Just bought the urchin so too early to tell if it will work. Otherwise I used my fingers and a stiff toothbrush to remove. Snails and hermits don't work.

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    Originally posted by candyman
    Naso tang and the diamedia (long spined black) urchin are the two main eaters of this type of algae, Just bought the urchin so too early to tell if it will work. Otherwise I used my fingers and a stiff toothbrush to remove. Snails and hermits don't work.
    Hi Candyman, where did you get your urchin? I might pick one up too.

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    Aquirium Services Kanata they had some very small ones, which is great as they can get very large. This was about a week ago for $15.00. I did a comple scrub down of the rock with the toothbrush three weeks ago but it's coming back once again, need to keep after it. I hope the urchin does the trick as this algae is a real pain.

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    Can I have some of it?
    I need something to control my hair algae. LOL.

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    I picked up a Naso last week to take care of business in my tank. Beauty fish if you have the space.

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    I would suggest you a FoxFace for your hair algea problem. I bought one and he keeps on eating the bottom of my tank. After 1 week I can already see a difference. As for the macro I saw a yellow tang make feast of it at Johnny Rock's place 3 weeks ago. That would be my best advice.
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