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Old 07-17-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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Small algae problem

I use a Hanna phosphate tester and it reads 0 but i still have minor hair algae. How can I get rid of it and what could be cause? Would adding cheato help?
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:15 PM   #2
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Good thing it is still just a minor hair algae problem but they can grow quickly if you leave them unchecked. Hair algae consume the nutrients efficiently that nothing is left for your test kit to read. The cause is over feeding and lighting. First thing you should do is physically remove them and get some cucs like turbo snails and hermit crabs. If your tank size would allow, get a yellow tang. They love to nip on hair alage. Lastly, cut down the length of time for your lights.
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Sounds good thx would it help to turn down leds I'm running both at 100%. If so what %
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I have no information of your set up and lights so I can not tell. Turning on lights for 6 hours would be fine until hair algae is under control.
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