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Old 10-10-2011, 02:26 PM   #1
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What's the best way to get rid of green hair algae

What's the best way to get rid of green hair algae other then cleaning the rock ?
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:28 PM   #2
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Are you using ro/di water for your water changes and top off? Using treated tap water is a great way to get algae. lol More water changes are a good way to export out the excess nutrients that the algae is using to grow.
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Yup I always use ro water and I was thinking of maybe getting a nitrate reactor or phosbane (not sure about the exact spelling ) what's the difference between the 2
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Nitrate reactor uses bio pellets, a bag of GFO or rowa phos just goes in your sump or you put it in the flow of water and it absorbs phosphates. The reactor I believe doesn't absorb the phosphates but allows a bed of bacteria to form that consumes the phosphates and nitrates that changes it into a gas.
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So a reactor would be better?
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Is it only on one rock take it out the next time you do a water change then scrub it and rinse it in the waste water. I will add a little bit of hydrogen peroxide to the water waste water and that seems to help kill what is left on it. If it is the full tank manual removal and water changes is what worked for me until I got the stuff under control. The rocks I got was off craigslist but a good price with very few other problems.
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Water changes, protein skimming and not over feeding is the simple answer.
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