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Old 01-30-2010, 09:01 PM   #1
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hair algae

Does anyone know if hair algae can be brought in by a tang. I lost my Kole Tang ~ a week ago and have started to see some hair algae for the firt time in this tanks setup. The tank has been up ~2 years now and this is the first time it has hair algae. My nitrates went up to ~5ppm and has since gone back down to 0. I will yank the rock that the hair algae is on but I am just curious.
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I dont think so Derrick. Not by a tang. You might not be reading much on nitrates because the algea is using it up.
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:55 PM   #3
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It's a small patch and I'm carefully pulling it out and I'm also really watching my PO3 and nitrate levels as well as feedings.....
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I started seeing some in my tank too. I threw a filter sock on and scrubbed the be-jesus out of the rock (in the tank). Few months ago my macro started dying back due to, I assume, a lack of nutrients... Maybe be got a alien strain from a passing comet

Either way it's really getting on my last nerve. I tried the "raise your Mh to 1600 and above' rhetoric .. Not a dent..
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I scrubed what I could. We will have to wait and see. I hate to scrub it in the tank for fear of it taking hold else where. So Much fun!!!!!
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