I've been battling Hair algae or Cyno for a few months now, At least that s what I think it is. It forms a crust on my sand bed, and every few days I have to stir, and break it up. I'm using RO
water from the LFS
. When I talked to them in Jan, about the problem, they said it was due to poor water movement, So I got 2 Peguin 550's. Now thats where I have the most hair algae, Right on the live rock, in the path of the power heads. I've added a PO4
remover, and still no luck.
This is what my setup has. 55 Gal
, 50lbs LR
, Mag 350 canister filter, bak Pak 2 skimmer w/ surface skimmer, and bubble trap, 2 550 power heads, 260 watt aqualight retrofit, and a 4 inch sandbed (sugar size). The tank stays around 80 degrees.
I feed a variety of foods, pro salts, pro pops, Ocean nutrition Formula 2 pellets, and sea weed selects. I feed every other day, and vary what I give the fish. I change 10 Gallons every 2 weeks with only RO
water and Coral life salt
Here are my test results from today
Red Sea Test Kit
Sea Test Kit
I just bought the Sea test kit the other day, and I need to do something about the Cal being low, any recommendations?
I would like to start adding some corals, but I need to take control of the algae first. My tank has been setup since Oct 2003, so thats 7-8 months. I hope all this info can help someone get me in the right direction.