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Old 02-19-2013, 10:57 AM   #11
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:05 PM   #12
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Your tank may just be going through new tank syndrome. As your tank develops and builds up its bio load it will change and mature. Also the water is a big factor, however the rocks can hold phosphate and nitrate which algae uses to grow. When I upgraded to a 75g I encountered hair algae and still had perfect water parameters. Because the algae was using the nitrates to grow. Anyways after saying all that I do weekly water changes and purchased a GFO reactor in December from bulk reef supply. The gfo binds phosphate and helps starve the algae and over time has cleared the hair algae. Also another trick that can work is turning your lights off for a few days.
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Also check your mag levels because you can also slowly raise it to 1600 to help combat nuisance algae
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:53 PM   #14
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I had the same amount of hair algae as you a couple of months ago. What I did was took out the pieces of lr with the most and scrubbed it down with a tooth brush. Then I did a 20% wc and one week later all the algae was gone. Haven't seen any since.
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im gonna do a wc asap, im also going to clean my rocks. some rocks i cant take out of the tank because theres corals on them and the anemone... can i scrub the rocks inside my tank or should i just leave them alone and not clean them? i can take out most pieces to clean
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:45 PM   #16
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ever thought of doing an algae scrubber?
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what do you mean by an algae scrubber? i have a toothbrush and a bigger brush that i use to clean my rocks
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How long do you leave your DT lights on? You can slow down algae outbreak by cutting down the lenght of time for lights. Return them back when algae are under control.
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How long do you leave your DT lights on? You can slow down algae outbreak by cutting down the lenght of time for lights. Return them back when algae are under control.
Unless you have corals this is useless. The main reason for hair algae grown is water quality. There are phosphates that are present that the algae are consuming. Remove as much algae and do a big wc. The wc will remove the phosphates in the water and removing the algae will stop it from eating existing phosphates in the water. Keep this up weeks and they should eventually disappear.
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just cleaned my rocks and now im doing a water change! ill update you guys when its all done
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