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Old 10-05-2014, 12:15 AM   #11
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You may also need a good skimmer to reduce your nutrients.
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Old 10-05-2014, 12:16 AM   #12
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Yea the tank does have a skimmer on it. I did a water change this morning should i discontinued the use of the algaefix?? Also will the corals be alright with just the blue light?? And generally how long does it take for the algae to die off?


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Old 10-05-2014, 12:23 AM   #13
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You have to physically remove them first and it will slow down. Since your bulbs are already due for replacement, get 2 blues and 1 white.
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Alright will try that
And happy to discontinue the algaefix as since I've started using it the corals haven't really been as happy


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Good luck and keep us updated with the result.
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Thanks a lot. Hope this brings my passion back to saltwater was my favourite tank until all this hair algae came. Will keep you posted


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Old 10-05-2014, 11:09 PM   #17
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I just started getting over the same problem recently. An algae problem led me to reduce feeding to 1 time per week. Whites were shut off. Nitrates and phosphate were at 0 but I still had a huge algae problem. I even put half my rocks in a curing bucket with no lights. After months there was still algae.
I believe the reduced feeding and lights led to my coral health issues.
All the other things only help prevent NEW algae from growing but won't get rid of algae you already have.

Only 1 thing worked to kill the algae. A hearty clean up crew of mostly hermits. They have been destroying the algae and just today I put all the rocks back in the DT. I have 80 crabs now in my 110 gal tank. Draft blue leg, electric orange and scarlet hermits are great at algae control.

Check my thread in this group called "Grrrr green hair algae " or something like that.


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Old 10-06-2014, 12:07 AM   #18
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I just started getting over the same problem recently. An algae problem led me to reduce feeding to 1 time per week. Whites were shut off. Nitrates and phosphate were at 0 but I still had a huge algae problem. I even put half my rocks in a curing bucket with no lights. After months there was still algae.
I believe the reduced feeding and lights led to my coral health issues.
All the other things only help prevent NEW algae from growing but won't get rid of algae you already have.

Only 1 thing worked to kill the algae. A hearty clean up crew of mostly hermits. They have been destroying the algae and just today I put all the rocks back in the DT. I have 80 crabs now in my 110 gal tank. Draft blue leg, electric orange and scarlet hermits are great at algae control.

Check my thread in this group called "Grrrr green hair algae " or something like that.


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I have read that those hermits are good for hair algae but I have never seen them for sale in australia :/



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In this case OP has been using ro water for top off.
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I'm having the same problem in my tanks. Following along.


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