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Old 03-25-2011, 09:58 AM   #41
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Since I've cleaned it up things seem a lot better. It's like more hair algae feeds more hair algae!

Regarding the sea hare, I heard they can be a problem if they get sick or trapped
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:17 AM   #42
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Sea hares ink. I ran carbon when they were in my tank to pull out anything.
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:47 AM   #43
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Just to tell you, it's coming back..... :-(

This truly is a test of wills
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:09 AM   #44
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5 steps to killing hair algae
1. Reduce light
2. Reduce feedings
3. Bulk up your CUC with turbo snails
4. Pick it off manualy (make sure you dip your hand in clean water everytime you pick a part off)
5. Let the turbo snails do their job

It worked for me!!
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:55 AM   #45
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I'm thinking of getting a lawnmower blenny.

I have 6 turbo and a load of hermits but I guess that's not enough.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:25 AM   #46
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Any phosphates are a problem. Gotta get it to zero. Maybe try an RO/DI unit or a phosphate reactor if you've got sump room. Sorry if this was bought up before. I didn't read all the previous pages.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:29 AM   #47
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The pre salted water I'm getting has phosphates of about 0.25 My tank water is about the same. Could this be due to the marine salt mix or is it more likely due to their ro unit?
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:37 AM   #48
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very well could be, which is why many people say its best to get your own... if you cant maybe try a different store and test it before you leave.
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The lfs isn't changing their filters. Go with Distilled water if you have to, but there's your problem with phosphates.
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Distilled water meaning bottled water from a supermarket?
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