Well, I'm infested. My Mag Drive 36 broke down for about 10 days last week, so I was skimmerless. I did minimal feeding for those 10 days, and basically limped through. Since then, hair algae is EVERYWHERE!!! I manually removed a bunch, but that was short lived. Also, new bulbs were added to my fixture about 2 weeks before this, the old ones were about 9 months old. First, my readings:
Lights: 11 hour cycle for 10K, 12 hour actinic
Encrusting star polyp
Pulsing Xenia (pulsing like crazy)
Green Zoos (not doing great, may need to be repositioned)
Lawnmower Blenny (obviously on strike =))
2 Peppermint shrimp
5 or so scarlet hermits
2 mexican turbos
8 nassarius (about)
So I know my clean up crew is grossly under staffed. My plan is to add:
20 blue legged hermits
20 scarlet hermits
2 Mexican Turbos
Then I probably should think about a refugium, I think the addition of cheato would help absorb the nutrients that are feeding the hair algae.
, I feed about every other day or three, and then fairly lightly of blender mush.
Anyone have any comments?