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wozza
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PostPosted: 2006.07.02(Sun)7:16    Post subject: what to get to eat algie? Reply with quote

Hi I can see if I don't stop it now it will go nuts so,
what its the best thing to get to eat brown algie and the fury stuff you get on rocks
cheers james

I have a 2.5" zebra lionfish not sure if this will eat and thing you may surgest but I thort ide just say anyways!!
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PostPosted: 2006.07.02(Sun)7:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adding some more system info to your profile would help others to answer your questioins... do you have live rock or no?
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PostPosted: 2006.07.02(Sun)9:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi yeah I have 6kgs of live rock, and I've updated my profile as well
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PostPosted: 2006.07.02(Sun)16:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, first of all I hope you realize Lionfish love to eat shrimps and blennies (?).
As for the algae/diatom problem, it's a normal/natural issue and can be controlled (not completely removed) by combination of:

1. Avoiding overfeeding (more fuel for the fire)

2. Snails and other natural lawnmowers (certain species are better than others, please research)

3. Nutrient export (skimmer, macro algae filter, etc.)

4. Reduction of phosphates (several products for this)

5. Water changes (however make sure you're not adding phosphates with these water changes, sometimes RO water is required, please research).

6. Proper water quality for Coralline growth (can require dosings; calcium, kalkwasser, etc.; live rock is always either growing or declining depending on water conditions)

Algae, in various forms and controlled levels, need not be a disaster in the average marine aquarium, even beneficial in many cases. Please refer to Myth Number 11 at this link for more:
http://www.aquahobby.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=24970
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PostPosted: 2006.07.03(Mon)4:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

well my shrimp my be at risk when my lionfish gets bigger but at the moment my shrimp is bigger than him, as for my blenny he is twice the size of my lion at the mo and when my lionfish is full grown 20cm my blenny will be 15cm but thanks for the warning!

I only feed them once every other day, I've got a skimmer on for 12 hours a day, unfortunatly my dad won't let me get a r/o unit he says they use to much water, (he knows nothing, and is very anoying)
but I will read in to snails and the like!

but any advice from personal experance will be helpfull
thanks james
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PostPosted: 2006.07.10(Mon)8:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

wozza,

a lion fish will eat just about anything that it can swallow whole, esp. a slender fish like a blenny, it may not be able to eat your blenny, but it will probably try.
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