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Old 02-05-2014, 11:25 PM   #1
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Hair algae

I think I'm having a hair algae outbreak in my 7 month old reef aquarium. I just noticed it a few weeks ago and performed a few extra water changes but nothing has stopped it from growing. Any suggestions? I know I need rodi I've ordered it but I didn't have a issue for the first 6 months is it normal for it to show at this stage?Click image for larger version

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Are you using ro/di water? Have you tested your wc water for phosphate and nitrate?
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:52 AM   #3
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Yes, if you've been using tap it would not be uncommon to see this come up after 5-6 months even longer sometimes. Once your ro-di unit comes start doing some larger water changes an it should reduce over time...
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