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kfowlston
11/12/2007, 11:38 AM
What is everyone's opinion on the best snails for algae control in a 40 gal Reef ? I dont think i have enough room for a tang to help control algae. Any help with variety of snails or invets and quantity info to control all algae maintanence. Thanks

KDodds
11/12/2007, 11:53 AM
An ounce of prevention... IMO, it's better to take care of nutrients BEFORE they become available to algae. So, detritivorous snails would be better than algae consuming snails. Nassarius are, IME, the best in that respect.

Salamander
11/12/2007, 11:55 AM
Nutrient export from water changes and a refugium are the best ways to deal with algae. I would suggest that you get a variety of snails to help though. I'd suggest some cerith, astrea, nassarius and maybe a large turbo.