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Old 08-18-2003, 12:39 AM   #11
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Not sure what your "free floating" source is unless it's just fine sand being blown into the water column or fine air bubbles. If the hair algae continues and gets longer, I would definately look into a granular PO4 sponge. Just be careful of how long you leave it in. In future you may wish to fill a 5 gal pail and use a quick filter with some PO4 remover in it or possibley a polyfilter pad to help remove the problems before they go into the tank.

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thanks for your replies...the free foating stuff is white and looks like fibers or white hair. its also on my rocks and glass. im thinking this is hair algae just bleached by the sand. could this be possible?
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"Filamentous algae are single algae cells that form long visible chains, threads, or filaments. These filaments intertwine forming a mat that resembles wet wool." found this on another thread.
I think this is whats floating around in my tank and on the rocks/glass due to the ph's not letting it settle. how do i treat this? prolly lower my phosphate right?
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