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Old 03-23-2014, 02:34 AM   #706
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Hard telling... I feed the opae a small amount every morning. I'm sure that acts as food for the chaeto. This tank (the one with the berried mama on the front glass) has been up and running since January of last year. I've taken chunks of the chaeto out about every six weeks or so.

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Old 04-02-2014, 06:06 PM   #707
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That's incredible!
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:26 PM   #708
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Rob, what did you end up doing to rid yourself of the lovely cyanobacteria that is now trying to take over my tank?
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:10 PM   #709
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I used Chemipure. One dose. It is did kill one of the shrimp, though. It may have died out on its own like diatoms do.

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Old 04-02-2014, 11:54 PM   #710
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I've had it before in my 29gal freshwater cichlid tank. I had it for 4 months before using ultralife blue green algae remover. I even tried blackouts. The ultralife knocked it right out though.

I'd hate to lose any of the shrimp because the chemicals, but it's going to kill everything else in the tank if I don't do something else. I've tried a 3 day black out on them already also. :\
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Old 04-03-2014, 03:19 AM   #711
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It's a pain to get rid of. The single dose of Chemipure and time took care of my problem with it...

I had it in this tank, chaeto severely trimmed back this evening.

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Old 04-03-2014, 03:20 AM   #712
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The Bookshelf tank after tonight's chaeto thinning.

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Hiding under about three cups of chaeto (now in the dumpster) was a colony of tube worms. Bizarre critters...

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I found berried opae in all three tanks tonight. Immature/juveniles as well...

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Is that a pipipi snail? I love those guys!
I think I found a tube worm in my tank the other day. I left it be for the time being.
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Yes it is a pipipi, direct from Hawaii nearly a year and a half ago.

Tube worms will do no harm, gathering floating bits our of the water.
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I have two pipipi snails! I love them. Straight from hawaii also...with the shrimp and hermits

I'll leave the tube worm alone then!
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My biggest opae ula larvae swarm yet...

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Great news Rob! Which tank are they from?
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The un-everything ten gallon tank, Ken. There are some larvae in the other tanks, too, as well as a few berried females.

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