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Old 04-26-2009, 10:15 PM   #1
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Algae out of Control


I think this is hair algae. The only thing is is that I started this tank 3 weeks ago. I am wondering what I can do to get rid of this. I have a few snails and hermits in the tank. Here is another shot of it and I think it may be spreading a little to other rocks.
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Looks like hair algea to me. Read this

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Old 04-26-2009, 10:23 PM   #3
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Okay thaks mel. I am thinking... I manually removed some tonight. I am going to blackout the tank for a week. Thats pretty much it you think that sounds good?
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Will this hurt the coraline growth at all or does that grow via calcium? I have not put any additives in the tank whatsoever. I have done 1 water change in the three weeks after my cycle and my nitrates were high.
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A week might do a little damage to your coralline but I would not worry to much about that now. Cut the light and the nutrients and that should be a big help in gettling rid of the hair algae.
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I agree, find tha source. Cutting the light may only stunt it for a little it. You probably have some excess nutrience in there.
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What are your water test results?
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Yea that stuff grew out of control quickly. What do you think nitrates phosphates what... I am on phone. Ill do full water test tonight when I get home.
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My guess will be nitrates and phosphates.
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