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Old 11-21-2006, 10:59 PM   #1
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Green hair algae!!!

Does anyone know of the easiest way to get rid of green hair algae. My tank has a lot of it. I slacked on water changes big time, it also looks like some form of caulpera growing too. I appreciate any suggestions!
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Feed every other day,Increase PWC`s and check top off and PWC water to see if your putting excessive nutrients in water.
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What he said. plus, remove some manually. It will eventually die off.

The caulerpa you can let grow if you want ot just pull it out with your hands.
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Describe your tank a lot more. Size. Lighting schedule. Inhabitants, filtration, feeding (what, how much) etc, etc, etc. New tank?

Help us out and put something in your "My Info" tab. There could be a few culprits IMO, but we haven't much to work with
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This may help:
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usually all i do is a 50% water change after trying to remove as much as i can manually. Usually alkalinity needs to be boosted as well.

that usually does away with anyhting unwanted after that, even cyano.
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50% pwc will be a good start but If we dont find the source of your excessive nutrients then it will be in the same boat it is now. I highly recommend that link Mrs Hara gave you.
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Depending on whats in your tank after you have done the above suggestions of water changes/manual removal etc... I would use inverts. Hermits are always a good bet but my favorite are Lettuce Nudibranchs. They clean house!
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