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Old 04-27-2014, 01:47 AM   #1
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Green Hair Algae

I have it bad , how do I get rid of it.
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Old 04-27-2014, 02:18 AM   #2
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I know there are a few "methods" out there but the two I know most about are either hand removal which can be a pain if you have a bigger tank or you could buy a few turbo snails... they eat most types of algea including green hair algea! I would much rather go with the snails buts its up to you I guess! Good luck
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Old 04-27-2014, 03:19 AM   #3
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Petco/Petsmart had a good alge remover.. "Api".. We have used it and it works great.. In a few days is gone..

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Old 04-27-2014, 11:54 AM   #4
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I have it bad , how do I get rid of it.

The first thing to do is identify the source (unless you want to keep getting more of it.) A chemical solution is only a bandaid, but it will grow back.

What is your feeding schedule? Photoperiod? Any direct sunlight on your tank? Po4 or No3 readings?
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What's your tank size, skimmer, sump size, and bioload? You need to narrow down the cause to stop the effect.

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Green Hair Algae

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Old 04-27-2014, 10:15 PM   #7
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What's your tank size, skimmer, sump size, and bioload? You need to narrow down the cause to stop the effect.

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28 gallon nano cube
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Lighting on 16 hours


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Way way too much light, may want to add a skimmer, it will greatly help with nutrient export. How much live rock do you have, and can you add either a sump or refugium?

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What are you using for a filter by the way?

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What are you using for a filter by the way?

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