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Old 09-03-2013, 11:40 PM   #1
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What cause hair algea?

My tank had a ton what am I doing wrong ?
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:06 AM   #2
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Bit more info needed - how much do you feed and how often? What's the stock list/tank details? How long are you running your lights for each day? What's your maintenance schedule look like?
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:10 AM   #3
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No fish yet ! So no feeding, I just have one coral and I usually run the like 7 hrs a day
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:12 AM   #4
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Tank maint has been 10% water changes/wk.... My guess is my ro water tds may be to high?
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:15 AM   #5
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Yeah maybe? How bad is it? Can you post a pic? So it's a new set up is it?
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:20 AM   #6
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Yes this is a new set up... Just over a month in. My tds reading have been as low as 50 and as high as 150 ? I am planning on a filter change and possible booster pump to help my ro system out.

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What kind of skimmer are you running? A good skimmer will help with that.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:40 AM   #8
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Not a 100% sure on the brand ... But I had some trouble with it a couple weeks ago where I had it cranked up to much, ended up putting most of my sump on the ground. Since then I turned it Down because I am scared it will happen again
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:44 AM   #9
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I am also new at all of this and I have a guy here where I live that has a small sw only store. He told me that when he started the whole saltwater thing 15 years ago, He had the same problem with hair algae. A good cure is a good skimmer. Reef octopus is a good one I am told.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:46 AM   #10
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Awesome thanks.... I will talk to my guy here and see what he says
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