After months of doing 15% water changes weekly with RO
water, manual removal of hair algae, running phosban, and adding chaeto to a hob
fuge - the battle rages on.
I just can't seem to get my phosphates under 0.1. They've been bouncing back and forth over the past month between .1 and .2. My Nitrates are between 5-10. No sunlight in this room for months - the shades have been pulled. I'm also down to only 7 hours of PC
lighting a day.
I'm now wondering if my PC
bulbs are possibly to blame. I'm about at 6 months with the bulbs. Anyway - should small readings of .1 or .2 PO4
be causing hair algae? It seems to be spreading to my sand bed so that can't be good. I've got 5 mj1200s running in this 110gal tank. Most of the hair algae seems to be on the rocks near the powerheads, if that makes any sense. The more waterflow, the worse the algae.
Also - anything bad about moving some of the chaeto into the main tank? I'm thinking I can place it under a rock on the bottom to weigh it down and hopefully compete with the hair algae.
Basically, my readings don't seem to be out of control, yet the hair algae continues. As I said, it's been months and I'm about ready to buy a sea hare against my better judgement.