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Old 03-17-2014, 06:06 PM   #1
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Hair algae

Hi all. My tank is now 4 months old and I have all of a sudden had an outbreak of hair algae and diatoms my params are ph 8.4 ammonia 0 trates 0 and trites 0 salinity 1.23 I have just changed from t8s to t5s and it has appeared. Help please
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:52 PM   #2
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How long do you run your lights? Do you test for phosphates? How much do you feed and how often? I am pretty sure all of us have battled hair algae - I cured mine with reduced feeding, reduced light cycle and manually pulling it out with increased water changes.
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the first thing i would do is check for phosphates and also what source is the water you use to make the saltwater do you use ro/di?
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I'm changing to rodi tomorrow and doing 3 day blackout and a lot less feeding I will also reduce my light times and try and clean my rocks of it
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My lights were on about 14 hrs a day
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All that should help, just know that it doesn't go away over night 7-8 hours a day is plenty of light
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I'm changing to rodi tomorrow and doing 3 day blackout and a lot less feeding I will also reduce my light times and try and clean my rocks of it
Good all that over time and it will go away

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FantasyReef Databases-Viewing item "10 Step Plan for Nuisance Algae Control"

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