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Old 02-01-2012, 11:55 AM   #1
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Hair algae breakout

Any suggestions on a good clean up crew for hair algae? My tank has been set up for about two months now and I got a break out on this hair algae but mainly on one rock. I changed my ph around to increase the flow in that area but algae still grows pretty fast. I changed my lighting and have been lighting the tank for 5 to 8 hours with my 8 x 54 t5 lighting.



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Old 02-12-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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I have the same problem an cant find some answers.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:09 AM   #3
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:28 AM   #4
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Check your phosphates, try turbo snails, emerald crabs, and foxface work good too. Also check ur water.
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None of those things are 100% guaranteed to eat hair algae. I would focus on keeping the nutrient levels low, instead of adding more eating, pooping, creatures to the bio load. cut back on feeding and up the water changes. 99% of the salt water tank keepers I meet overfeed.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:35 AM   #6
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I have 2 emeralds in my 6 gallon nano any time I find a rock with 2 much hair algae on it in my other tanks I put it I my nano and it gets cleaned up in a week or 2
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:30 AM   #7
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Why don't you just put a CUC in your other tanks to take care of it?
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:57 PM   #8
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Why don't you just put a CUC in your other tanks to take care of it?
I do but its only hermits turbos an urchin and some snails I mostly do it to keep my emeralds fed my 6 gallon had very lil algae and my 50 had an out break
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:59 PM   #9
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I'm going to the city tomorrow gonna get 2 more emerald crab pairs for my other tanks they are truly great
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:42 PM   #10
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The only thing that's going to work on that will be the rowaphos look for it works very good in days it's all gone,the Blenny is a good fish but it's only so much it can eat.
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