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Old 11-03-2014, 04:26 PM   #1
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Green hair algae

Anyone know a solution to getting rid of algae other then water changes and cleaner packs? Also what could be causing it?


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Excess nutrients in your system.

What kind of water are you using? RODI?
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Yes and I do water changes every week I tested my water yesterday and everything was good


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Yes and I do water changes every week I tested my water yesterday and everything was good


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If you are seeing GHA growing in your tank everything is not good. Something is fueling the algae.

What all do you have in the tank? Fish corals ect? What do you feed the fish? What kind of filtration do you have? What kind of lighting do you have?

When you say everything was good what were your numbers?
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It's not showing any ammonia nitrates or nitrites I have some soft corals and 3 damsels I feed the damsels tetra marine flakes and I feed my coral a dried powdery stuff not sure of the name it's a mixture of different stuff I feed them every 2 weeks. I keep macro algae in the display and use a white filter floss and a mixture of purigen and carbon in the filter I have my live rock in the middle of the aquarium to prevent dead spots.


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Depending on how much hair algae you have growing in the tank you my not see much when you test. Also depends on the type of test kit you are using.

Like I said. The algae is getting fuel from some source. Flake food can contribute to phosphates and nitrates to a SW system. Dilution is the solution to polution. I would continue with the water changes and change some of your filter media out. Small changes are key to not shocking the system.
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Rinsed frozen food helps alot towards this issue rather than flakes/pellets.
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I change filter floss often and purigen mixture gets changed every month I'm going to switch to frozen instead of flakes. should I switch to zooplankton for my coral? How do I kill off the algae


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You have algae because you are feeding your coral. That stuff is all phosphates right into the water column. Unless you have things that aren't photosynthetic, stop feeding. There is no need to feed.
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So I shouldn't feed them at all?


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