best animale to add for algae

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    bobby I like to do bad things.

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    What is the best thing you can add to a tank to eat green algae and not coraline. Looking for somthing other than a fish, because i will be adding a blenny to help out and dont want to add too many fish:sfish:
     
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    sailfin algae blennie will help, alot of good snails will be best
     
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    bobby I like to do bad things.

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    i dont think i have ever seen one ill look on the net at one what are the best snails for algae i have a couple nassarius but they all most always stay in the sand
     
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    nassarius for sand.
    Astrea for glass and rock work.

    I love my tail spot blenny.
     
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    bobby I like to do bad things.

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    ok ill go to my lfs and buy about a dozen astrea and see how they work out thats my problem is the back glass and now starting on the sand in some spots and i want somthing to eat it thanks for your advice
     
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    bobby I like to do bad things.

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    i couldnt find astrea at lfs but found margarita will they wok as good or should i keep looking for astrea snails
     
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    i had a bad green hair algae out break and nothing counld keep up with it until i added two pencil urchins. they wipe out the algae in about a week and i haven't had then bother any corals just make sure all you rock work is pretty secure
     
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    sailfin What reef tank?

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    Margarita snails will be great. I like them better than the astrea myself.
     
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    use trochus or small turbos if you can find them
     
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