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    Hey guys well everything has been going great in my tank.

    ZEO is working wonders, still trying to get the right dose of spur2 but other than that its going great!

    I got an aqua cultured colony about 1 month ago and due to my tight schedule of baseball and finals, i did not look the coral over real well so i aclimated and put it in.

    the coral was doing great.

    i notice some small leafy green algae on it, but thought the snails would eat it. so i figured i woudl leave it alone.

    well the next thing i now this green leafy algae is growing along the back of my rocks. its like a Vine it has very strong roots to the rocks and grows like a mat.

    well i have been trying to physically removing it, but its hard to remove. It dose not come off real well.

    I have a light fish load, and i up my dosing alittle. i am dosing 1.5ml of start1, and 4 drops of bak and food7.

    i also stopped dosing my AA's until this algae goes away.

    i dont know what to do, this stuff is taking over.

    i think its Macro algae. i read about it on RC, about how it was coming in on cultured colonies.

    i took some pics to see what you guys think.

    I am thinking about getting a rabbit fish, more specifically a Doliatus Rabbit fish (Siganus Doliatus).

    do you think that this fish will eat it?

    i CANNOT add a tang because of my fairy wrasse collection, the tangs would force the wrasses into hiding a they would starve.

    like most of you know i am upgrading to a 300 in about 2 months once its ready. 5'x4'x2' and the only other large fish will be a blue face angel and a conspic angel.

    what do you think?

    would a rabbit fish do it? Its a cool fish and if it eats this crap that woudl be great! what do you think? or do you guys think i need to get a tang? i just dont want to put all this money that i spent on fairy wrasses on the line. this collection was not cheap, so i thought a rabbit fish would be a better choice. what do you think?

    heres a pic of the stuff let me know!









    thanks guys!

    Nick
    nbd13
    Rare Angel Nut.....
    Last edited by nbd13; 06-04-2005, 02:22 PM.
    275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

  • #2
    heres a link to the one i am thinking about getting,

    http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...fm?pCatId=1449

    let me know thanks guys!

    Nick
    275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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    • #3
      Nick, looks like Caulerpa peltata to me. Especially tangs love it. Maybe the Siganus also should eats them. I would recommend to take a piece of the algae to your dealer putting it in a tank whith a Siganus to check it out. Make sure you do not feed this fish to much extra, until the algea has disappeared.

      G.Alexander

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      • #4
        Thanks Alexander. Just my luck i figured tangs would love the stuff.

        i will take a peice in and see if the rabbit fish will eat it. i hope so.

        are there any peaceful tangs out there?

        the stuff spreads so fast i dont know what else to do.

        i just dont know if i should risk the wrasses.

        and thats why i figured maybe the rabbit fish would eat it.

        i will take some in and see if the fish will eat it.

        anyway let me know if you guys think of anything else that i could do!

        or is any other fish out there would eat it.

        what tangs are peaceful? i mean VERY peaceful?

        what about a palni tang? they are beautiful!

        anyway let me know, thanks guys!

        Nick
        275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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        • #5
          Well i posted on RC under Anthony Calfo's forum and this is what i got back,

          "the dreaded "grape" caulerpa (Caulerpa racemosa peltata)"

          he did not offer any advise on what to do or if the rabbit fish would eat it.

          he just said do a search, but when i do that i get ALOT of results.

          anyone here have any ideas?

          thanks!

          Nick
          275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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          • #6
            Nick, maybe a small Naso vlamingii could alos be helpful. It is a very peaceful fish which is grwoing quick. The end size is around 2 ft. Siganus vulpinus is also a good, peaceful algee eater.

            G.Alexnader

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            • #7
              Thanks once again, i want to stay away from the nasos because they get huge in the end.

              So you think just the regular foxface will do better than the one i was going to get?

              i would like to get this fish next weekend so that it would start on this algae.

              thansk again!

              any one else have any first hand experience?

              thanks!

              Nick
              275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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              • #8
                Nick, I keep a foxface for years in my tank and he is very bussy to eat algae. However I do not have any caulerpa in the tank. I would recommend to try out first if the fish you plan to add is eating this algae at your dealer, sometimes the same fish can be so different.

                G.Alexander

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                • #9
                  yeah i know what you mean,

                  i will have to try it out and see.

                  thanks again!

                  Nick
                  275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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                  • #10
                    Well I have the same algae in my 40. I picked up a small Foxface and it seams to eat it but so far only the round disks (tips?) and not the runner (rhizome?) hopefully the runner will just die off.

                    I don’t think you would go wrong with a Foxface in your tank. Of course YMMV

                    Colin
                    120 BB w/20g BB side tank, 29g sump, (2) 250w RO III, 14k AC, Bluewave VII ballast, Deltec 851, Panworld 150 return, (2) 6000 Streams w/controller, AC II Controller w/(2) DC4, GEO 618 CR.

                    If at first it doesn't fit get a bigger hammer - Beat to fit paint to match

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                    • #11
                      Yeah i have always liked one foxface in a tank anyway.

                      i think i will get one and hope for the best!

                      thanks guys!

                      Nick
                      275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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                      • #12
                        I'd almost consider bringing a small bit of that algae down to the LFS, see what the fish thinks about it. Might not yield useful `results' ... but then again, if it eats it right up ...

                        Good luck on it.

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                        • #13
                          yeah i am thinking about bringing some of this stuff that i have in my tank down to the LFS to see if the fish will eat it.

                          Nick
                          275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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                          • #14
                            I have had this algae about a month ago...
                            but My mini purple tang destroyed them....

                            but I do not think it is peaceful to other tang.

                            HTH

                            www.spsholic.com

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                            • #15
                              Yeah i know a tang would work, but i just cant risk the wrasses.

                              Nick
                              275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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