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Old 04-29-2009, 09:51 PM   #1
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Green plant on reef

Recently I see dark green plants all over reefs and on the sand. What is the cause of this and how can I get rid of them?

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Old 04-29-2009, 09:58 PM   #2
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Can you post a picture? Is it some sort of algae?
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:58 AM   #3
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Need pictures please
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:16 PM   #4
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Hair algae. What are you water parameters?
How much/often/what do you feed?
How long do you run your lights?
What is your source water?
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my tank looked like that not so long ago i fought hard almost made me give up but youll get through it water change and cut your light works for me. good luck
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How old is your tank. First the ammonia, then the nitrites then the nitrates then the diatoms and then the hair algae. It's all part of the cycle. Some people have more of one and less on the other. All depends on how you maintain your tank. PWC, feedings, etc. Cut down on the feedings, lights and add some CUC's It should go away in time.
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my tank had a bad case of hair alage when i first started salt water were os the tank located ? is it near a window? natural sunlight made my hair alage grow like mad when i moved it from near the window it almost died away instantly. wat didnt die i got my live rock out of tank and scrubbed it in a bowl of my water with a old tooth brush taking it al off never to be seen in thier again.
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Here is what I did. Check out the thread Hair Before and After in the saltwater aquaria forum. I have before and after pics of my terrible hair algae growth. I also explain how I did it. I had high phosphates. Check it out.
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Yes it is Hair algea. Some required reading.

FantasyReef Databases-Viewing item "10 Step Plan for Nuisance Algae Control"

Green Hair Algae by Stephen Hopple - Reefkeeping.com
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