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Old 11-16-2013, 10:51 PM   #11
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I was having a small hair algae problem and what seems to be helping is running phosguard on a regular basis. Also, you can try Red Slime Remover but I suggest trying phosguard first. You mentioned your phosphates are 0 but you should still give it a try for a week or so. Good luck!
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:04 PM   #12
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too much lighting

too much lighting causes that alot of times but sine you have had the tank up and running for a long time there might be something going on i would recomend taking the water and giving it to a aquarium shop to test and see what they say. if that doesnt work and you are still having issues and dont want to take apart the tank and start over i would hire someone to come in at least once a week and have them figure everything out and make them resposible for making your tank more effective at filltering out the green hair.
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Old 11-17-2013, 02:45 AM   #13
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What lights are you running over your tank? What test kits are you using?
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What lights are you running over your tank? What test kits are you using?
i am using an ecotech marine radion xr30w pro for lighting, its over kill for alot of things but the night and day settings are awsome it even mimics thunderstorms with clouds and lighting. i have probs and an apac controler system that test everything from nitrite to calcium. again overkill for alot of people but i am a marine bio major so i conduct experiments on my tank and study breeding habits of small fish. if i were you i wouldnt go all out on this type of system unless you have the money and time. i got a whole sales cost for my stuff because i went through a program at my school that does that. i would stick to the standard T5 HO lighing if it is FOWLR but if you want a reef setup i would look into LED AI its very trouble free because of to much lighting things can go a little crazy. getting back to the type of test kit to use i would find a REEF test kit it give more of options i would also buy add ons to the kit to make sure the whole bases was covered there are great books you can read that show you everything about reef tanks. i bought my first one at pet co
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:17 AM   #15
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I had a horrible algae problem a year ago. To fix it i did a 15 percent water change every 2 weeks I got a sea hare 4 turbo snails and ran phosguard and carbon. In about 2 Months hair algae was gone
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Use Kent Tech-M and raise your magnesium. It will kill off the Bryopsis.
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