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Old 02-12-2005, 12:34 AM   #31
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They could help get rid of it for now but you have to find out what is causing it. What is your waterflow,nitrates,phosphates check everything. Something is causing it. How long has it been?
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Been a while....got a PO4 kit, results normal....Nitrates are also low. new lighting(put in after problem). MAG350, 2 powerheads, and a skimmer. 55g.
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Old 02-12-2005, 01:49 AM   #33
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how bad is it? You might have to tear down and do a complete removal to get rid of it. I hear a uv sterilizer will kill the algae spores. Are you lessening your lighting period?
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there is a fish that eats hair algea, i forgot the name but the guy at the store told me theres only one type of fish that will really eat the stuff
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how bad is it?
Its pretty bad....I already tore everything down once...Not fun.
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you already did a teardown? Have you looked into a uv sterilizer?
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UV is the only thing I have not tried, I would definitly get one if I was not a broke college student....
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Old 02-12-2005, 08:05 PM   #38
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if you check on ebay you can probably get one for under 100 bucks. Could end up being cheaper than having some things in your tank die. Do you have corals in your tank?
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Used to look like that...

I am embarrassed to post what it looks like now...
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So, here is the scoop. I think it is red hair algea, not the red slime I have read about and seen pictures of. So, yesterday, there was a special at the LFS and purchased the following: 10 blue leg hermit crabs, 10 astrea snails and 3 turbo snails. I also got the phosphate 3/4 test kit, and it indicated a level of 1 ppm. So we will see what happens to this red hair algea with this increased cleaning crew. 8O

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