algae eaters

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    what is a good algae eater(snails,crabs,?)my tanks has been running for a month and i am getting brown and green algae every ware:frustrat:.
     
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    for glass your answer is snails, for rocks i would say hermits or emerald crabs
     
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    what kind of snails.i have nass.but they stayed buried until i feed.
     
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    astrea snails
     
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    Turbo snails are great but they get big and can knock small frags over.
     
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    I have tried most creatures and nothing seems to do much.
     
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    if you want a quick fix to glass algae just use a mag float but if you want a natural cleaner then get the snails
     
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    i dont know if its too early to introduce, but possibly an urchin. also very frequent water changes and keeping up on the quality will help quite a bit. we had a blenny who loved to eat off the walls of the tank too...so all very helpful. but you said only a month so it might be too soon to introduce those into your tank. if so stick to snails and crabs and lots of water changes.
     
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    I am slowly weeding out my crabs in the tank after much cannibalism of my snails.
    I keep Nassarius, Astrea, CERITH (these are great) and 1 turbo.
    A good combination of these is good to have.

    In my 30g I have about 20 snails of various sorts....you should have quite a bit in a 125.
     
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    i bought 10 cerith and 10 astrea to see how they do.
     
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    A mix of snails is most helpful. Different types of snails will eat different things, and will live in different places of your tank. Astraea, turbos, nassarius, cerith, nerite, trochus and conchs provide a nice variety.
     
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    algae blooms are as far as i remember part of the cycling process and should subside, however astrea snails are great and lawnmower blennys do well but im pretty sure you can only have one per tank (lawnmower blenny).
     
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