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Old 10-12-2011, 11:41 AM   #11
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What I have done in the past was test ur mag level and then add magnesium to ur tank it will kill off the hair algae but I was a fish only tank when I did that idk if it will have problems with a reef if that is what u have
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:04 PM   #12
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Yes peroxide http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/inde...rogen+peroxide I do know it works great on bryosis and in freshwater tanks. Also some people use it when they frag SPS.
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:23 PM   #13
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If you can take out the rock with algea on it you can pour straight peroxide on it scrub it and rinse not only do you have no more Aleah but it will not grow back on that rock you can also dose up to 1 milliliter per 10 gallons of water to treat your whole tank totally reef safe
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:41 PM   #14
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Lawnmower blennies are awesome at eating the algae...
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Lawnmower blennies are awesome at eating the algae...
And they are awesome to watch.
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They really are!! i have one and he goes to town on any algae that trys to grow keeps my tank super clean
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:47 PM   #17
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I did have a hair algae bloom in my 55 reef and I put Mexican Turbo snails in there and it was all gone in a week
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Thanks guys i picked up a turbo yesterday he's been on the algae all day lol
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:54 PM   #19
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How is the algae issue coming
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:04 AM   #20
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you could also use vodka or isoprople alchohol, its called the vodka method and is a method used to help bring nitrates and phosphates down.

PS: a skimmer will not remove phosphates from the water, and that is the biggest cause of hair algae.

i w ould get a phosban reactor and some two little fishies GFO, it helps keep phosphates out but will also help with nitrates also
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