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    Hi, kids.

    Still wanting to clear up some diatoms/brown algae in my S/E Asia biotope 55g. I have read a lot about various Asian snails (assassins, mysteries, rabbits, a few others that escape me at the moment). Wondering what kinds do the best job cleaning up a bit of algae off the walls so I don't have to mess up my aquascape scraping all the time. I have a few nerites and they to the trick, but they drive me crazy leaving their bright white eggs all over the place.

    I am also interested in some of the grazing shrimpies. I haven't ever kept shrimp before, so I'm starting from scratch.

    What do you recommend, oh invert experts?

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    I hear amanos do a good job of eating algae, otocinclus are great algae eaters, don't know aabput snails.
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    Yeah, I was thinking about some amanos for the hair algae. I love otos, but want to keep things Asian. :)

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    WB look at mystery snails. they look good and eat good to. And Slaphppy7 is good on snails too. or for more diversity get malaysian trumpet snail and a couple of assassin snails to keep to other in check.

    and amanos or Bamboo shrimp.
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    Not sure but cant you use siamese algae eaters?
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    Have you thought about adjusting light times to reduce algae growth. do like three hours on turn light off and turn on for six hours. or use a timer for lights when you go on vacation the kind you set and let it turn off and on lights.
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    Oh, I'm doing all the little tricks to keep algae in check--light scheduling, over-filtering, dense planting, Excell, all that. Just need something to clean up the leftovers. Had a Siamese algae eater for a while, but he and my RTS didn't get along all that well.

    I plan to get a bamboo shrimp or two, but my understanding is that they are filter feeders, not grazers...correct? Might get a few amanos, though. How many would you recommend for a 55g?

    Can somebody tell me a bit about trumpet snails? Good algae eaters? Play well with others? All I know is that they breed like little bunnies!

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    Correct, bamboo shrimp are filter feeders, they will have no effect on algae.

    You could easily put 8-10 amanos in a 55G, as long as your fish have mouths small enough not to snack on them.

    With MTS (Malaysian trumpet snails), you either have people who love them, or people who hate them, lol....the haters, mainly because they breed like crazy, and can appear unsightly to some people when there is dozens and dozens of them.

    They do eat algae...but so do mystery snails, whose breeding you can control...MTS are a burrowing snail, which helps aerate the substrate to some degree...MTS play very well with others, they are harmless, but just very prolific breeders
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    Thanks, Slap.

    Might go with mystery snails and amanos, then. Though my daughter would enjoy seeing baby snails...Would half a dozen of each do it, you think?

    Will amanos eat black beard? The Excel is knocking mine back, and it's mostly the hair and diatoms causing the problems...just curious.

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    Some say they will some say no but I would get a couple black mollies to eat it, how big is the tank?
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