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Old 05-17-2011, 09:58 PM   #1
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Unhappy Green long hair algae out of control!!!!

Please Help I Have A 28gal Nano Cube and the green long hair algae is taking over my tank..my water is perfect phosphate:0.0--Ammonia: 0.0---Nitrite:0.0---Nitrate:0.0---P.H:8.2---Salinity:1.025---Temp:78-79.8---light is on for 8hr's a day and im using di water tank is about 16 weeks old and id reather not take out my rocks
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:27 PM   #2
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the water is perfect because the hair algae is sucking out all the phosphates and nitrates

what type of water are you using make sure there are 0 po4 in the water you use for a PWC and keep changign the water until the algae is gone
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FantasyReef Databases-Viewing item "10 Step Plan for Nuisance Algae Control"

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Old 05-19-2011, 08:09 AM   #4
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Probably because it's still new, it's not by a window is it? That COULD be the worst place to put your tank.
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:47 PM   #5
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the water is perfect because the hair algae is sucking out all the phosphates and nitrates

what type of water are you using make sure there are 0 po4 in the water you use for a PWC and keep changign the water until the algae is gone
he mentioned that he used DI water.


Do you have any corals yet? If not, just leave the lights off, that would help too
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:32 PM   #6
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I agree with leave'n the lights off for a while but I also gotta ask what do you have for a CUC?
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I do have a few corals so I only cut the light back to six hours a day..is it safe to go less? My clean up crew conceits of three emerald crabs about 8 red hermits,sand sifting star, turbo snail and a cleaner shrimp... hermits and crabs do even seem to touch the algae fish wise I have two small clowns and three small damsels just recently added the second clown before I had my out break was going to remove at lease one of the damsels but can't get my hands on them.... I've tried just about every thing in the links listed above but I did read a little about vodka dousing but don't know if it's a good idea I've been doing my water changes once a week sence day one 10% and now 20% I think I made the hole problem worse by trying to remove by hand should I not do so? Thanks
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Starry lawnmower will do the trick, and great fish too
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:57 PM   #9
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Starry lawnmower will do the trick, and great fish too
That's what I was going to do but the guy at the lfs said I already have more of a cuc in my 28 than he has in his 50,, and that I need to fix the problem at the source to take out all of the lr and scrub it and if the lawnmower fish runs out of algae to eat it will die and wipe out the hole tank
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Not true, they can be fed sea weed strips. That's what I feed mine and it loves it
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