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Old 02-11-2004, 06:07 PM   #1
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Hair Algae (Green)

I have posted this on here before and its been a while since i have came on here. Im having a problem with hair algae, i just cant seem to get rid of it and i have to take drastic measures. In the earlier post that i had i asked how to get rid of it and i was told to just pick it off the rock. Which i did but didnt help only seemed to make the problem worse. I have now put PHOSBAN in the tank to absorb excess phosphates and elements, and also a PolyPad. Anyone have any ideas, nothing seems to work, the algae is now taking over the tank and harming the corals. Any Help is appreciated. Thanks.
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you have to just keep at it. time, patience and persistance. Feed less, clean more, less lighting but most of all, pluck, pluck, pluck some more.
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I havent feed anything for a while most of my corals are photosyntesis so not much of a need for it. How many hours do you recommend to run the lights, i have VHO's. I have plucked alot out of the aquirum, it just seems the next day its back again. what can i do? The filter pad i put in yesterday is covered with the algae already and i have had the lights off all day.
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What kind of water do you use? RO? Tap? etc...

FYI, Nitrogen is the limiting nutrient is saltwater, not Phosphorous. Typically, if nitrate is kept relatively low, algae shouldn't be a problem.
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Get some red leg crabs and cerith snails. They will help eat the hair algae.
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