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Old 06-21-2013, 01:39 PM   #1
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Hair algea

Is they're any fish/invert that eats hair algae? Starting to get it and want to get rid of it before it starts.
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I had it before when tank was few months old. Thing I done was remove it by pinching it and take out of water and rinse fingers, till its all gone then ur cuc should keep it at bay and just do more wc for few wks and should go away
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Is they're any fish/invert that eats hair algae? Starting to get it and want to get rid of it before it starts.
I put a kole tang in and it was gone in a few days ,
75lbs cleaned in a few days .
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I have a sea hare that cleaned my system. Now i have to find it a home or it'll starve.
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I have a sea hare that cleaned my system. Now i have to find it a home or it'll starve.
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It's better to find the reason for your hair algae than a quick fix solution through a fish or invert.. What is your filtration, lighting and feeding schedule like? Those could the main reasons for your problem
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I completely agree on finding the source of the problem first.... But when I had hair algae I added a phosphate reactor, cheato in my fuge and added a cleanup crew (blue leg hermits, Bertie snails, and a few random snails/hermits) and my hair algae was gone in two days. I had a bad case of it too. That was months ago and it never came back. So if you're lacking any one of these, is add them. My nitrates were reading zero but I knew that had to be false.
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I completely agree on finding the source of the problem first.... But when I had hair algae I added a phosphate reactor, cheato in my fuge and added a cleanup crew (blue leg hermits, Bertie snails, and a few random snails/hermits) and my hair algae was gone in two days. I had a bad case of it too. That was months ago and it never came back. So if you're lacking any one of these, is add them. My nitrates were reading zero but I knew that had to be false.
I was told "
Even phosphates will read 0 and constantly read as
0 as they rise a algae bloom would be the first indication of phosphates .
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Don't try to get rid of it with livestock. Find the source and nip it in the bud.

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