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Old 03-30-2012, 07:04 AM   #21
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Sand is 10+ years old very few new rocks 90% of rock is 10+ years old
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:17 AM   #22
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I've heard electric blue Hermite crabs work well two.

I have friend that has a hair algae problem that I am helping them with. The first thing i did was pull out as much as I could by hand and then added some turbos and 2 big electric blue Hermite crabs. ( I did this yesterday)
I also shot off their lighting for the past week. They have an established fowlr tank about 18 months old. They only use tap water and refuse to get an ro/di. once I get mine I'll give them some ro/di to do their water changes.

How about adding a tang of some sort to eat up the hair algae. I've heard many good things.

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Old 03-30-2012, 09:06 PM   #23
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Redf79 can you post some pictures of the tank. Just wanted to see how an old system looks.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:36 PM   #24
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I will post some pics tomorrow lights are off for the night I have a coral buety Which eats hair algea just not near enough Ive held off from tangs because its only 55gal worried they will outgrow it to fast if u go back in the thread you will see my list of janitor's
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:40 PM   #26
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Get a sea hare he'll tear that stuff up, I had a bad outbreak in my 29g Bio cube and one sea hare had it clean in a few weeks
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That's awesome and sea hate will clean it up for sure but it's temp. Solution.
Still u need to find the cause. I think u r having old tank syndrome
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:09 PM   #28
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I don't know I've tried everything I'm waiting for my 180 to get up a few weeks and I'm gonna scrub down rock that corals are on and move them first and then ill move my fish over only have three
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dude that outbreak is bad!!!! do not use that rock in your new system !!! even after u scrub it don't use it
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:19 PM   #30
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Ya I'm not it will dry out and ill pitch it
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