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Old 04-03-2013, 12:35 PM   #21
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I would def cut your light s back as much as only on for six hours for a week or two then go up slowly but I only have mine on for eight hours a day just keep an eye on your corals. That and a good cuc( may be a sea hare I hear they are verocious hair algae eaters) should take care of the problem
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:55 PM   #22
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I had a really bad problem with my 90 gallon years ago....the way I went about it was rip off as much as possible,get a dozen turbo snails,water changes,get new bulbs and leave the lights off for a day or two....most of my turbo snails where nocturnal so with the lights off they eat all day and night..having the lights off for a few days won't do any harm on anything but the algae.
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:19 PM   #23
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I had a really bad problem with my 90 gallon years ago....the way I went about it was rip off as much as possible,get a dozen turbo snails,water changes,get new bulbs and leave the lights off for a day or two....most of my turbo snails where nocturnal so with the lights off they eat all day and night..having the lights off for a few days won't do any harm on anything but the algae.
What about corals?
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:27 PM   #24
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A couple of days with no light won't do any harm to the corals,i had mostly SPS corals when this happened to me .in all honesty the algae will cause more harm to your corals them you realize.not only is the algae starving your corals of much needed nutrients that there absorbing but (depending on the coral you have)can also clog up the polyps and basically strangle the coral to death
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:50 PM   #25
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I'd get a lawn mower blenny ( Sailfin Blenny) and when the hair algae is gone u just need to supplement with Nori strips on a veg clip where he can reach it. They are awesome fish.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:06 PM   #26
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Many lawnmowers don't eat hair algae and they just become another fish in your tank. They are cool fish so I wouldn't say don't get one but my guy never ate any.
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Algae blenny!! Algae blenny!! Algae blenny!!
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:17 PM   #28
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Many lawnmowers don't eat hair algae and they just become another fish in your tank. They are cool fish so I wouldn't say don't get one but my guy never ate any.
+1 lawnmower blennys eat micro algae and very very fine patches of barely a day old green hair algae. Its a scarce grazer. Especially if you feed him other food
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Will the Lawnmower eat pods? If so then that's not an option! I have a mandarin and the last thing I want to do is deplete food for him because he's doing so well!
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There's also a lot of talk of sea hare but I think once he eats all the algae he'd starve! What's your opinions? I could buy him a few days in my sump! That could use a good cleaning in places I can't reach! Lol

I also still have to figure the source. If I'm feeding every 3 days what else could make the phosphates go crazy?
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