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Old 10-18-2012, 03:41 PM   #1
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Green hair algae

I have green hair algae growing on my sand bed its getting to look like grass what can I do to control it? I change my water once a week. All my levels are 0
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:54 PM   #2
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Get a tang! That'll eat it up lol!
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It's only a 15 gallon tank or else I would have got one along time ago
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:16 PM   #4
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What fish do you have in the tank?

What Corals?

What are your nitrate readings?

What are your PH readings?
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:21 PM   #5
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2 blue/green chromis

Molly miller blenny

Yellow clown goby

Frogspawn

Goniopora (flower pot)

Pulsing Xenia

Nitrates .5

PH 7.8
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:26 PM   #6
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The best way to get rid of Hair Algae is to starve it. It feeds off Nitrates, phosphate and your lighting. First try getting your nitrates down a little with a couple of water changes then reduce the amount of time your lights are on?

What lights are you running?
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I'm running a coralife t5 4 bulb 108w my atinics come on from 7-10 my day lights from 10-7 and my moon light are on all the time
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:46 PM   #8
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Do you use tap water for top offs and changes or RODI water?
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:48 PM   #9
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Be careful but i would try reducing this as much as possible without disturbing your corals. The hair algae is being multiplie because it is feeding off your lights mainly. Reduce your nitrates and phosphate too if possible.

You can pick at it and manually remove it which obviously wont cure the problem but with all these things put together it should work!
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Don't manually remove it. If you pull it off, it will most likely spread worse if you aren't incredibly careful.. You need to correct the problem not put a band aid on it. And the phosphate level is going to be the culprit if anything, I wouldn't agree so much with the lighting.

What kind of water do you use?

What are your phosphates testing at?
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