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Old 11-21-2013, 08:21 PM   #41
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Lol ... I knew you were going to say that !!
yellow tang and a one spotted foxface love the algae. And I have a phosban 150 reactor.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:12 PM   #42
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I have a foxface. But only eats the short algae. When I put the tank back together I'm getting a diamond goby and a few tangs
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I have 4 tangs and 2 rabbit fish and still battle hair algae!
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Well.. It's the end of a full 2 week blackout. And the hair algae I left in there.. Is still there.. Working on raising my mag.. But learned last night that dosing kalk at the same time depletes the mag.. Went from 1400 to 1100 in 2 days.. Looks like I might just have to hold out a few months until I can afford a full clean up crew.. Not sure what else to do
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A cleanup crew isn't going to do squat. Stop dosing the kalk.
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Should I stop dosing kalk completely? Is that a cause of algae? I read before that kalk will take away po4...
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:07 PM   #47
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Should I stop dosing kalk completely? Is that a cause of algae? I read before that kalk will take away po4...
you shouldn't have to dose to get rid of the hair algae. Find the source.
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:24 PM   #48
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If you want to get rid of phosphates, cut back the amount you feed, how many times a week you feed, use ro/di water. If they are still high then you may want to consider a media type that brings phosphates down, like GFO. There are several different types of reactor setups that can do this.
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I feed once a week and only enough that they can consume.. I run 2-3 lbs of xtraxphos . Ro/di only. Brand new filters. 0 Tds.. Lights on for 8 hours. Water change 30 gallons a week. All params are 0... And alk calc mag and p.h in check. Hair algae was rooting over an inch below sand bed.. What else can be the source?
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Ok, so 20% water change weekly with 0tds ro/di water...small feedings...I would pull as much of that stuff out as possible during your next water change with the siphon right where you are pulling the algae out. Once algae gets set up, it takes a long time to solve the issue. It takes alot of patience, but if what you stated is true then you are on the right track.
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