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Old 06-24-2010, 05:53 PM   #1
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Actually getting WAY out of hand! :(

I have treid EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Water changes, manually taking it off, waiting for it to go (couple of months now) but IT WILL NOT GO AWAY!!! Cut off one head and two grow back, it keeps getting stronger and stronger its making me cry. Ive had it for 10 months now and still havent put any corals in it REALLY IS MAKING ME CRY!!!! Help :'(

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Old 06-24-2010, 06:02 PM   #2
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Check olut this checklist. Remember it didnt start overnite and it wont go away overnite.

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Old 06-24-2010, 06:03 PM   #3
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How about removing those rocks that have the hairalgae on it and use some base rock instead.
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:07 PM   #4
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I like Thincats idea but what would I have to go through if I just wanted to take out the rock? Would I need to get more or could I leave it because I don't really like the setup anyway it takes up too much space :/
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How many pounds are in there? you want around 1-1.5 lbs/gallon minimum for good filtration. If you are still above that you will be fine.
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Old 06-24-2010, 07:30 PM   #6
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That checklist that Mike gave you is a great list to go by.

If you are pulling it off your rock, make sure you don't let it just float around, scoop it out.

Do you have any pumps to help circulate the water in your tank? Red legged hermit crabs are good algae eaters. As are green emerald crabs.

What kind of fish do you have in there? What are you feeding them?

What is your filtration system like?
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Isnt it the more you try to remove it the quicker it grows (defense )
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the thing about removing it is nutrient export. You are removing the fuel that makes the hairalgae grow and that will slow it down.
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heavy protein skimming really helps!
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Go lights out for a few days and meanwhile do some nice size PWC.
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