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Old 09-01-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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if you see in this picture i do have hair algae growing a fair bit

my nitrates are 0 and my phosphates are 0.36

how do i still have it or how to get rid of it ?
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:19 PM   #2
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Do a 15% water change, pick off all the hair algae with your hands as possible, add chemi-pure elite and invest in some turbo snails. Then just be patient and continue to monitor phosphate levels.
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:32 PM   #3
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iv got 1 big turbo snail and possibly 2 other turbo snails i think he had babeys lol and im using phosephate removers . see how thing go
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Becareful with chemical medicines, they're the things which ended my discus tank.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:53 AM   #5
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Becareful with chemical medicines, they're the things which ended my discus tank.
Your nitrate reads 0 probably because the hairalgae has binded them just pull out what you can with fingers each day do water changes itll get under control might take lil while but itll happen no chemicals
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:22 AM   #6
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Common phosphate removers such as phosban and chemi-pure elite arent much of a chemical. I can only speak for chemipure elite though because that's what I've always used and the results have been fantastic.
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It's not much of a phosphate remover. Run gfo in a reactor. That will help a lot.
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:03 AM   #8
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What type of filtration do u have? Filter socks? Bio balls?
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i have the red sea max 250 so what ever they have hahah
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:04 AM   #10
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Oh ok.
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