Peanut - All of your ideas seem very good. One question for you though. Do you see a benefit of using a turkey baster to suck up some of the hair algae as oppossed to scrubbing? The reason I ask is because I'm curious if scrubbing them would also cause you to lose some valuable critters or bacteria that may be on the rocks that could maybe be salvaged if the turkey baster was used. I have used both methods and the scrubbing one definitely gets rid of more and is easier but I was just curious if you have any thoughts on this?