Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 11-21-2009, 10:22 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 92
Hair algae

My 24 aquapod has crashed and the only things that I still have is a figi leather, sad looking zoas and hair algae. I'm not sure why the tank crashed but think the vat we use for making water was contaminated with cleaning products, that was 2 months ago.

I've tried to manually get rid of the algae, turned lights off for days at a time, and lowered the temp to 75 degrees and it is still here. I was thinking of taking the rock out and scrubbing it off since there's nothing really in the tank. What do you think? I don't know what his stuff is living off of because there is nothing to feed in the tank. I've got 6 nassarius snails, 4 hermit crabs, 3 star snails and one turbo grazer that I was hoping would clean some off.

Water parameters in check: Ph 8.0, ammonia 0, nitrate 0, nitrite 0, phos .1, calc 450, SG 1.024, temp 75

Any feed back would be great.


joeyswife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2009, 11:58 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
pat8you's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Woodbridge, Va
Posts: 1,802
Send a message via AIM to pat8you
If it is that overrun with hair algae and all you have left it two corals and clean up crew. I would find a friend to hold your coral and crew. If there is hair algae on the rock the coral is attached to then just make frags of your coral on a clean plug. Then just start over. drain the tank and dry the rock. Then scrub it clean of algae and get a new start. Hair algae is really really hard to get rid of and if you don't have much in there right now anyway i am sure it will be less work this way.

pat8you is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2009, 11:46 AM   #3
Community Admin
melosu58's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,340
Jill, Read this. It has helped many people.



You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank

AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote

algae, hair, hair algae

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hair Algae :'( Yellow Eye Tang Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 3 06-24-2009 10:21 PM
Fuzz Algae? Not Hair Algae! FSEMTB2 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 12 08-14-2007 11:55 AM
hair algae ewelch Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 09-27-2006 02:58 PM
Hair Algae hardparts2 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 05-08-2006 11:50 AM
siamese algae eater/hair algae nitrous Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 04-29-2006 03:57 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:10 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.