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Old 11-23-2012, 05:40 PM   #1
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Need help with algae.

I can't get rid of this hair algae. I have 30 red legs and my light cycle is down to 6 hrs a day. My phosphate is 0.25 ppm. What do I do?
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:16 PM   #2
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Wat water are u using and how often do u do wc
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:20 PM   #3
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I have an RO unit so that's wat I use. New membranes in September. And a 10 gal WC every Saturday. It's a 38 gal tank.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:22 PM   #4
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Try adding a herbivore they love that algae my yellow tang left my tank spotless
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:26 PM   #5
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Or just starve it they need not only light but also nitrates and phosphates to survive
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:26 PM   #6
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First, red legs are more carnivorous. It's the blues that'll clean up your algae. I'm quite partial to lawn mower blennies. Solved my hair algae issue as I adjusted my feeding and skimming.
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agree with hank red legs are more connivers
the blue legs will work on it some along with lawn mowers
cut back on feedings water changes will also help
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:22 PM   #8
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The algae started about 3 weeks ago. Lime I said I do a 10gal WC every Saturday and I feed once a week. Its a 38gal hex so bleenys would be good for the size. I only have 2 fish and b/w clown and a neon goby. I have 60 lbs of LR between a the DT and sump. My water chemistry is near perfect. How many lawnmower bleenies should I get?
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If you want to crush the problem completely, buy a reactor and run GFO.

If you don't want to buy a reactor (I highly recommend it), get some RowaPhos and run water through it by way of a HOB overflow filter.

A reactor with GFO will drop your Phosphate levels to 0 and get rid of ALL the hair algae in less than a month.
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1 should do it
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