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Old 05-02-2009, 09:29 AM   #11
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I wonder if I did something wrong..I never got the big hair algae bloom, maybe its how I started the tank...I actually bought like 60 gallons of water from my LFS, along with the live rock.. it all came from the same place and Im using the same type of lighting the store uses too actually Its the exact same light as he has on alot of his tanks. .50 cents a gallon wasnt too bad to me. it only cost me like 30 bucks to fill the tank up with 20 gallons in reserve for changing...I guess I cheated huh..

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Not really. We really dont know what his water is like. I would if it was me either get some already made SW from the LFS or get the FW from him and mix in your salt mix and test it before you add it to your tank. That will let you know if his water is OK.

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Old 05-02-2009, 10:37 PM   #13
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I wonder if I did something wrong..I never got the big hair algae bloom, maybe its how I started the tank......
I don't really consider hair algae to be a "rite of passage" with SW tanks. Diatoms... yes. Hair algae... not really. In my opinion, it all depends on how nutrient "rich" your tank was to start with, if you had rock that had some on it to start with, and how you maintain your tank from day one.
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I never had the hair algea stage... i got some rocks from my sister a couple months later... and the hair algea that was on her rocks was gone in a week... i think my lawnmower blenny keeps all that in check =D

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