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Old 02-24-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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Exclamation black hair algae? brown hair algae? what is this? (pics inside)

Can someone please help me to identify this and tell me what i can possibly do to get rid of.
not sure if it's black hair or brown hair algae.

all my levels are good.
phosphates went up just a tad bit but thats it.

Please help! it is starting to spread rapidly!



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Old 02-24-2012, 10:05 PM   #2
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Does it blow off easily? It looks a little like cyano.
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Does it blow off easily? It looks a little like cyano.
no it's stuck on there pretty good. and looks hair like.
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Try to brush it off with a tooth brush or try dosing peroxide
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:45 PM   #5
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but wat is it?
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caN ANYBODY HELP??
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but wat is it?
I'm pretty sure that's cyno
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:04 PM   #8
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Looks like cyanobacteria. Increase flow to the area, possibly feed less (or use less flake food), use RO/DI water for topoffs and PWC's, more water changes. It's probably excess nutrients in your water.
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Blasting scally wag u got cyno mate lol very common when u overfeed or bulbs are more then year old or u don't do enough pwc
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the wierd thing is i use ro water and i have plenty of waterflow in take (2 hydors 1050's. and it's growing in high flow areas. lol
i was maybe overfeeding but stopped, now just doing 1-2 feedings a day.
did a 30% pwc and things seem to have calmed down. but i still have some.
my light schedule has been reduced to around 4 hours a day. was 9 hours a day.

am i on the right path?
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