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Old 08-26-2010, 09:17 AM   #11
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If you have an algae problem, you have nitrates. You won't see any nitrates on your tests because the algae is eating it all up. Same goes for phosphates. You need to be doing:
Frequent water changes.
Scrubbing the rock clean during PWC, sucking the algae out.
Reducing feedings.
Rinsing frozen food in RO water.
Reducing lighting period.
Running skimmer/phosban/carbon 24/7.
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oh.... that makes sense! Thanks
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:53 AM   #13
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if its hair algae i added an extra 3 turbos to my other 3 and they took it down in a matter of days.

now they all have fun scootin around with my army of stomatellas, they are quick breeders! =]

but this was in combination with turning down my lights from 14 hours a day to 8, and feeding less, so there you go lol
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Sea hares are definitely not a long term solution. Cut your feedings down and keep up with water changes. I do 10% every 4 days. If you are overloaded with algae then get one and return it before he starves. I have had my green sea hare for 4 months now and for a time, he did get smaller(worried) he gained weight and seems to have found other types of algae to eat. At first he only ate green hair algae.
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