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Old 05-20-2011, 05:58 PM   #31
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Ok, now I see what your saying
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:13 PM   #32
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Still fighting green long hair algae, phosphate 0.25 ammonia 0.25 nitrate 0 nitrite 0 ph 8.4 salinity 1.025 don't know what else to do I've tried everyones advise thinking about using some kind of algae gone got a uv light seems to make the water super clear but don't think it's helping algae vodka dose?
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:16 PM   #33
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You have ammonia so I only assume you overfeed. Add more carbon, GFO if you so choose, do PWC more often and feed only what your fish can eat in several minutes.
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Old 06-09-2011, 05:19 AM   #34
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Go pick up a phosban reactor, the optional plastic screens, (don't use the black sponges), a rio 800 pump, 6 feet of clear 1/2 tubing (you'll probably need less, but just so you don't have to make two trips), a 1/2 inch valve for flow control to the reactor, plastic hose clamps, and last and most important "Two Little Fishes" NPX Bioplastics. In no time you will have an almost out of control supply of bacteria that consume nitrate and phosphate. They will easily out compete the hair algae and it will be gone in no time. I guarantee it will work, I've seen it with my own eyes. My brother fought hair algae forever, he tried every critter, constant water changes, everyone's ideas, but nothing worked. These bio plastics are insane, they are very potent. My only advice is follow the directions on the package, keep your water flow as slow a possible in the reactor, and use only 1/3 of the recommended amount of bio-plastics. They are just so potent. After a couple of days your water will be slightly cloudy (bacteria bloom) and you'll know they're starting to work. Then once the hair algae is gone, you will need to be sure to feed less. To the other question of the uv, it won't get rid of hair algae. Don't do Vodka either. Same idea as bio plastics, but there's other stuff in it to. The bio plastics are a controlled way to add pure carbon. Amazing stuff, but don't use to much or you'll be pulling a bunch out like i did.........because of a bacteria bloom that wouldn't go away. After removing some and only using a third of the recommended amount, bloom is gone. Last be sure to keep skimming, all those bacteria will use up alot of oxygen.
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Is your tank near the window? Or direct sun hitting it? How old is the tank?
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:57 PM   #36
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From a different perspective.
God Dam I'd really like to get some of this growing in my tank specifically for a lawnmower so I can watch it graze naturally.
I can't get the stuff to grow.
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Put the tank near the window so sun can get in there and over feed your tank, keep your lights on all night and day, and don't do any water changes, oh, and decrease your flow ALOT. Have fun with your green algae.
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:06 PM   #38
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My L.M. Blenny barely touches the stuff. On the other hand my Kole Eye Tang cleaned out
My entire tank of long hair algae in two days.
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Are you sure you have ammonia
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Put the tank near the window so sun can get in there and over feed your tank, keep your lights on all night and day, and don't do any water changes, oh, and decrease your flow ALOT. Have fun with your green algae.
Wouldn't believe it but my tank gets hit by about 20 mins of sun light a day.
Still can't grow nuisance algae.
Extended lights for 12 on 12 off. My corals growing extremely well.
Got a Ton of corraline to.
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