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Old 12/31/2006, 12:45 PM
Rijinals Rijinals is offline
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What would you get?

OK guys, I am off to the LFS tomorrow to pick up a fish and to enhance my clean-up crew (all going in after QT of course).

I feel I need to boost the clean-up crew. I am having a few difficulties with algea. We all came to the conclusion on here that a blue cheek or white diamond goby is the fellow for my substrate. My mrs however has seen a red knobbed star fish. Everytime I have seen one its always stuck to the side of a tank, are these guys useful for cleaning the algea off glass? Has anyone got one or have experience of them?
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Old 12/31/2006, 12:50 PM
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The red knobbed starfish is not generally reef safe as it will eat corals as it gets older and larger.

I would go with snails as in my opinion they are the single best algae eaters available. Some mexican turbo and margarita snails will serve you well.
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Old 12/31/2006, 01:15 PM
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For the sandbed I would get some Cerith and Nassarius snails. You might even get a fighting conch which do very well as cleaners.
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Old 12/31/2006, 01:48 PM
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Skip the snails and get yourself the goby or a sea hair
 

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