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Old 11-29-2009, 01:29 PM   #81
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Thanks. I'll post pics after they're in the tank.
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:34 PM   #82
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that will be cool to see
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:20 PM   #83
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Exclamation Is This Hair Algae??

Is this hair algae? It's growing in my tank - not too much yet. Should I pull it out? Or get something to eat it?
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:31 PM   #84
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Some pics of the new additions and one of the crabs :p.
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i dont think its hair algae but that algae for sure, i like your tank alot
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:31 AM   #86
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You got any snails? What kind if so?

I'd also use a tank dedicated (firm) tooth brush and loosen it and siphon it out at the next water change. Might need 2 sets of hands for that.

Now, we gotta figure out whay there's green hair algae growth, assuming that's what it is. What's the water readings on the nitrates and phosphates? What's the lighting schedule and does that tank get any considerable sunlight?

I'm sure we have an article at this site on the topic too.
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There's a bunch of snails - about 25 nassarius and 10 or more nerites. The nerites hang out in my overflow during the day and come out at night. Nitrates were 20-40 on Sat before I did a water change. I'll test them again later today. I don't have a phosphate test kit (yet) but will be getting one I guess. I just added some chelurpa (sp?) to the sump yesterday. That will help with the nitrates, right?

Tank gets no sunlight. Blue lights are on from 12 am - 10 pm; white lights are on from 1 pm - 9 pm. Moon lights are on all night. The tank's only been up for a month or so and really just finished cycling. I figured that's why the algae was growing. One of the emerald crabs ate one plant by himself in about 5 minutes but he's been ignoring them lately.
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I've heard turbo snails do a good job on algae, but they are huge and will push over smaller rocks.

That nitrate level at 40 is a problem. I'm not educated enuf to know if it feeds the hair algae, but it is too high. What are you feeding and how much? That or too many fish (or a combination of both) can add nitrates. Or insufficient mechanical filtration (skimmer). How often you doing water changes?

I'm not even sure it's hair algae. Looks too formed to me. Got a distinct center and everything. May be just a another macro algae growing. Still, the nitrates gotta get better.
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I'm trying to stay away from turbo snails - don't want a rock avalanche. I'm working on the nitrates. Hopefully the water change and the chelurpa will help. And from the hair algae pics I've seen I'm not convinced that's what it is. Maybe I'll post the pics in the Identification forum.

My tank is just finishing it's cycle so that's probably contributing to the nitrates. Only livestock are some crabs, some snails that I've had for a couple weeks and 5 PJ cardinals and a feather duster that I added yesterday.

I have filter pads under my return pump and skimmer pump in the sump to reduce vibrating sound. I guess they harbor nitrates, too. I'll take them out today.
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Just rinse the pads with every water change.
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