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Old 02-05-2013, 11:11 PM   #1
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Hair algae problem

I have a 30 gallon reef with a lot of green hair algae growing an I'm wondering how to get ride of it I have heard that an algae blenny will eat it and sea hares anything else (besides blue leg hermits)? That is compatible in a 30 gallon
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:34 PM   #2
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Astraea and turbo snails. I also got an algae blenny and put chemo pure elite in my filter. It's been about 3 weeks and its a lit better. I also added a phosphate remover to my filter and feed less about 3 times a week.

Hope that helps.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:37 PM   #3
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I put purigen and chemo pure elite together in my filter.

My lfs really helped me and it paid off.
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Ill try and feed less I usually feed brine at night and flakes in the morning coul I just do flakes one night brine the other
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:22 AM   #5
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Is green slime algae much different cause that's what I have I was looking at wrong pics on google then saw a vid on YouTube and they were 2 different things
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:37 AM   #6
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There different but can be caused by the same thing too much lighting, nitrates and phosphates I believe. Do you use Rodi water or tap water?

How long do you run your lights for?
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:42 AM   #7
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Have you tested your water? I feed mine frozen 3 times a week. What kind of fish go you have most fish I have been told will be fine with eating 3 times a week. Except some if your bigger tangs and lion fish etc?
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I have a clown , a fire fish ,and a bangai cardinal

I run a a actinic lights from 7am-9pm regular lights 7am-9am 12pm-8pm

All my parameters are 0

I usually use tap but we are starting to use water out of an ice machine nearby that has an ro/di system in it
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Idk what my phosphate levels are tho
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:37 AM   #10
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If you have algae you have nitrates and phosphates no matter what the test kit says. The algae is consuming it so your may not pick it up. Water changes with RO/DI, start running GFO in a reactor to reduce PO4
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