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Old 04-24-2012, 03:44 PM   #1
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Green hair Algae

I have got green hair algae starting to grow is that good or bad? All my parms are right.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:24 PM   #2
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Bad. The algae is growing from excess nutrients and nitrates. Yoir nitrates are shoeing low or at 0 because the algae is consuming it.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:26 AM   #3
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Suggestion on getting rid of it???
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:14 AM   #4
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lower your feeding amount/schedule.
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How much and how often are you feeding? Most tend to overfeed without knowing it. Algae needs 3 things to grow: 1.) nutrients (nitrates or phosphate) usually from overfeeding 2.) light and 3.) water

Scrub off as much as you can with a toothbrush, syphon it out doing a 25% water change. Replace with nitrate/phosphate free water (check water source to be sure). Reduce lighting time to 8 - 9 hours. Most people only feed a small amount every other day. Trochus snails and turbo snails will help as well.
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I have only had the snails ( 100 Nassarius and 50 Periwinkle) in the tank since cycling it. I just added a Ocellaris Clownfish 2 days ago. So the algae started like 2 days before adding the clown to the tank. I will post a pic.
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Are you using RO/DI water?

Hard to tell from my phone, but maybe only green hair algae on one rock and green coralline on the others?
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Holy cow that's a lot of snails!
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