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Post by reileywatts on Thu 05 Apr 2012, 10:20 pm

Has anyone had a sea hare? I've read they are great for gha. I'm looking for one, if anyone see's one at a LFS let me know. Any experiences with these please share....thanks.
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Re: Sea Hare Experience

Post by ritter678 on Thu 05 Apr 2012, 10:38 pm

I had one. I offered it up to the club here but had no takers and it vanished. It will clean up hair algae no problem. Be prepared to pass it on to someone or take it back to the store when it eats all the algae because it will die quickly if no algae is present. I didn't have any luck getting mine to eat Nori.
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Post by Grimreefer on Thu 05 Apr 2012, 11:03 pm

Ritter is right they are beasts when it comes to taking care of the algae. Make sure to plan ahead cause it will starve and die once there is no algae and pollute your tank causing the algae outbreak again. Lol

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Post by reileywatts on Thu 05 Apr 2012, 11:41 pm

I've got a gha issue and have heard they work wonders
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Post by ritter678 on Thu 05 Apr 2012, 11:48 pm

Did u ever get a skimmer? Skimmer and some chaeto in the sump would help. If it still doesn't go away a bit of phosban or Gfo should knock it out. A sea hare will only be a band aid. The algae will grow right back.
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Post by reileywatts on Thu 05 Apr 2012, 11:51 pm

I got the Euro Reef 80 from Sean, it's been running for about 5 days now, it's working great. I'm hoping to see a difference with the gha. Ive also cut back on how long my light is on.
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Re: Sea Hare Experience

Post by Win on Fri 06 Apr 2012, 9:56 am

What about those lettuce sea slugs?? Anybody kept em?? Was reading about a sea hare n saw those... i must say they look pretty dang cool n seem to do thesame thing..
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Post by Grimreefer on Fri 06 Apr 2012, 11:05 pm

If you are referring to nudibranches, I am pretty sure they are not reef friendly. I would have to do some reading to validate that though. Pretty sur I have read that somewhere though.

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Post by ritter678 on Fri 06 Apr 2012, 11:21 pm

I think the lettuce nudibranch is actually photosynthetic. I may be thinking of something else but there's one slug that eats algae and then uses the algae in it's own tissue to photosynthesize. I think they are coral safe but I'm not 100% on that either.
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Post by Win on Fri 06 Apr 2012, 11:30 pm

This
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=497+524+724&pcatid=724

If its reef safe.. eats algae... and no mention of toxin when stressed. I'm thinking it maybe safer lol

Looks cool too! Of course i haven't kept em so i really don't know
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Post by reileywatts on Sat 07 Apr 2012, 12:24 am

I went to Killeen today and stopped at a couple of LFS's in that area an no luck
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Re: Sea Hare Experience

Post by JamesB on Sat 07 Apr 2012, 9:58 am

There are 2 at Critter Co. in Shreveport. Didn't look at price, was more interested in a couple the fish they had.
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