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Old 07-17-2012, 05:48 PM   #1
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a while back I was forced to do a tap/salt mix in an emergency. A few weeks following, I had a breakout of hairline (phosphates I'm assuming). Now after adding a sump, phosban reactor, and protein skimmer, all of the hairline is turning brown. It is breaking up and looks horrible in my tank.

Is this start of the hairline going away, or do I have other problems?
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:37 PM   #2
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Sounds to me like you did some strong work!!
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:06 AM   #3
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Yes, lol, just wish I knew what it was I am dealing with now haha.
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Are there any fish or CUC in the tank. Since phosphates will come from waste and food , and if you just added a skimmer then u should notice a big change I did , if I'd say what ever you had growing has been deprived of food and is died.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:58 AM   #5
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There is a small clean up crew. A few turbos, few nasarines, few blue legs, and an emerald crab. In a 28 gallon. There is still hairline in the tank, but it seems the top layers have be dieing off. I have no idea how to get rid of hairline when you get it. I'm guessing better water quality and it'll fix itself?
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:07 AM   #6
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Do u scrub down your tank walls. I spot scrub those places where the algae grows.
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:36 PM   #7
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Sounds like it's dying off try to vacuum off what you can, it will release all the junk back into you tank as it decays
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You have yourself a receeding hairline....algae... vacuum out as much of it as you can. I didn't get to my hair algae outbreak die off quick enough and it fueled a snot algae outbreak in my tank right afterwards.
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My turbo snails love that stuff. I don't let it get out of control. My tank gets maintenance every other Saturday.
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I had a hair algae outbreak also but it seems to be in control now.

I remember I left the light off longer and my emerald crab and turbos went to town.
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