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Old 02-25-2015, 07:55 PM   #1
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Which of the 2 is causing this algae?

I recently started using distilled water and dosing Microbacter7. Now all of a sudden I have this real fine white hair algae.....

Which of the 2 caused it?
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:12 PM   #2
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both... non 100% pure water mixed with throwing in micro..
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I've been using distilled in my tanks without much issue for years. I'd want to point at the Microbacter7. Can you take a picture? Just want to make sure it isn't a pest that is growing from the increase of nutrient levels.
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I've been using distilled in my tanks without much issue for years. I'd want to point at the Microbacter7. Can you take a picture? Just want to make sure it isn't a pest that is growing from the increase of nutrient levels.
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I've been using distilled in my tanks without much issue for years. I'd want to point at the Microbacter7. Can you take a picture? Just want to make sure it isn't a pest that is growing from the increase of nutrient levels.

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that white hair gets nasty seems to spread fast , i've been taking out 6x6 sections its like a block as it also fills the sand with big stick like stalks and makes the sand crusty and nasty looking very invasive
once its all out I'll add new sand the hair will smother any coral on sand bed so be aware
never in my saltwater years have I seen this stuff till I started up my 90g
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:57 PM   #7
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Well this started 2 weeks ago and I was told to stop the microbacter7 and see what happens. I turn on the lights today and I can see where its receeding. But the strange thing is, where the white hairs were, the rock is clean now. So I'm wondering was it just a bacterial bloom from the Microbacter7 that was eating whatever is decaying on the rock. It's going way now....
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I'm glad 54seaweed found this thread as his experience was what I was directly thinking about in being cautious. Keep us posted on this please. This is a very interesting matter.
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This white algae I have looks more like a fungus or bacteria which made me think it was such. It EASILY comes off with a tooth brush. But comes right back. It was contained to just my real reef rock. I dosed Microbacter7 so the enzymes could eat away any dead matter. Just never expected it to bloom so much. My sand is clear and still fluffy so no hard stalks. The hair I have is very white and fine and maybe the length of a eye lash.
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I'm pretty sure the #2 is causing the algae.

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