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Old 04-24-2013, 09:04 PM   #1
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Refugium macro algae being smothered

So, I have red garcia and red bone grass in my refugium. Was growing well, until hair algae and a red variety started to grow over it. I wouldn't have an issue with this, as it is exporting nutrients, but it is smothering my macro. Any ideas as to keeping it off my macro?
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more flow? I have read in multiple threads that algae likes low flow areas. IDK if it will help or not, but maybe give it a try?
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Point a powerhead at it and the growth is only on the macro and stops growing elsewhere in the fuge.
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IDK my cheato hasnt grown, but it hasnt died, its just been the same since I got it. Im thinking about taking half of it out and seeing if it will grow. Hate to ask an obvious question but did you take a bunch of the macro out along with the other algae and see what happens?
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Yes, more hair algae grows. The macro grows, but the hair algaes are growing overtop of it and it is a daily job trying to remove it. It isn't possible to get all of it.
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Id like to see if anyone else replies. Im having a very small hair algae problem on my DT glass, nothing weekly maintenance cant take care of, but still annoying.
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The addition of GFO or other products can help with this issue greatly.
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i have purigen and chemi pure elite. the chemi pure i change out every other month. the hair algae still likes to say hi haha
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In the same boat. Ultra capacity GFO, purigen. Thinking about adding chemipure as well.
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