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Old 02-22-2012, 09:36 PM   #1
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Algae driving me CRAZY!!!

What looked like diatom at first now looks real hairy it's base is brown but hairs growing out if it. It isn't on my rocks just sand bed. What is the best way to get rid of it? I have done a massive WC to remove ammonia spike should I just leave lights off? I'm just so frustrated with this whole deal....lots of $ put in a tank to look like crap!!!
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:38 PM   #2
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pics?

Could be cyanobacteria...sometimes it will appear brown or red and get stringy as well. Pics will help
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:42 PM   #3
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Anybody have any ideas?
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:34 PM   #5
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hair algae maybe..can you get a better close up?
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Any closer and it blurs I can try my best
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Whatever it is, solution is prob going to be feed less, shorten lighting, more flow, and removing any excess nutrients/food you see that might be in corners.
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Whatever it is, solution is prob going to be feed less, shorten lighting, more flow, and removing any excess nutrients/food you see that might be in corners.
Exactly what I was goings say as i had the same issue and solved it fast by doing that.
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Whatever it is, solution is prob going to be feed less, shorten lighting, more flow, and removing any excess nutrients/food you see that might be in corners.
Well I had an ammonia spike Saturday that killed all my fish after I added two Koralia 750's so did a 50% WC and turned lights off all I have is a couple hermits two turbos and five nassarius. Ammonia only spiked to .25 but somehow still killed fish
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