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Old 04-09-2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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Is that what I think it is? HELP!

I was looking through the tank and noticed these little hairs growing all over the place. Rocks are at different heights. I think it may be Green Hair Algae, it's fuzzy and short, and green. I can take the rock out but would like some advice from you guys first. HELP!!!

Edit: I've already adjusted the lights lower, adjusted the auto-feeder for less and increased the flow.

The water readings are as follows:
Nitrates: 5-10 ppm
Phosphate: 0
Calcium: +520
dKH: 169.6 I dosed the tank with aquavio 8.4 - 1 capful.
PH: 8.3
SG: 1.024

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Old 04-10-2013, 01:57 AM   #2
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somebody say, "dude! calm down..."
Lol dude! Calm down! No really don't! Got a pic? I'd get the rock out NOW and scrub away till your elbow is sore! I didn't and now fighting it everywhere! It's a hot mess!!! No matter how many times I put my snails on it they are not eating it! Nor is the lawnmower blenny I bought! Good thing he's cool anyways! Post a pic if you can.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:02 PM   #3
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Hair Algae

Here's a pic, it's still in the early early stages and this is the best I could do, this was growing on the glass, so I scrapped it off.
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Here's a pic, it's still in the early early stages and this is the best I could do, this was growing on the glass, so I scrapped it off.
Ya I'd scrub the rock and keep up with weekly water changes.
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Thanks!

Thanks, I appreciate the feedback! I'm surprised nobody else chimed in on this. My lesson to learn I suppose...

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Thanks, I appreciate the feedback! I'm surprised nobody else chimed in on this. My lesson to learn I suppose...

Me too! But there's tons of posts on hair algae maybe that's it.
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I suppose, but when I did a search it seemed very few of the 'Titles' said ...Hair Algae..." Including mine! I did look though, I scrubbed a little yesterday and got some snails also, legs are crossed cause I can't type with my fingers crossed.
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Emerald crab or polka dot hermit never had a problem with either. They work well with cleaning off frags to.
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Emerald crab or polka dot hermit never had a problem with either. They work well with cleaning off frags to.
Awesome, thanks for the input! I was considering the Emerald Crab but have heard a couple of horror stories about them and now reluctant. People saying things like, "I came home the see my emerald munching on my anemone..."

After reading that, if it happened i be like,
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I had them pick thru a glove polyp rock next day all the unwanted algea gone some polyps damaged but they can get in there and do some fine removing. Never had one go rogue just accidental damage.
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