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Old 01-05-2006, 08:52 AM   #31
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mrpope I am finally winning my battle with hair algae !!!!! I good friend of mine says 99 % of the people that get out of the hobby is because of algae. The advise the others gave is right on the money, you can do it, good luck.
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Old 01-05-2006, 09:33 AM   #32
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Feron have you ever seen a tank with major HA issues?? I guessing not if you asked this question. They are just plain nasty looking and the HA will cover and kill corals so having a reef tank is out. Or at least a successful reef tank...
And like stated above buying fish, critters is not always if ever the answer and if the HA is out of hand they will not be able to eat enough to make a difference.
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That's the stuff I was wanting to hear, thanks sdellin and seaham358.
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Old 01-05-2006, 11:37 AM   #34
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I had some turbo grazers, but they stayed on the glass
I had some thick hair algae a while back. It was growing like crazy. I have astrea snails and I would pick them off the glass and put them right in the thick of the hair algae (give them a second or so to grab hold). Then they would just start mowing through.
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Old 01-05-2006, 02:41 PM   #35
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That's the stuff I was wanting to hear, thanks sdellin and seaham358.
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Old 01-05-2006, 03:54 PM   #36
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In this case.. if your test kits ring true Im going to side with Brenden's first statment.. "cooking" the LR, the nutrients feeding the HA are coming from somewere and according to your testing its not in the water colem thus I would supect it would be leaching out of your LR.. putting some new in might help as well..
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Old 01-05-2006, 06:06 PM   #37
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How does LR leach phosphates? Shouldnt nitrate/nitrogen be the only bi-products of the denitrification process the LR provides to the system. I can understand it is from overfeeding. I guess im just confused.
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Old 01-05-2006, 07:14 PM   #38
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ahh.. but the rock will absorb NO3 and all of the bacteria deep in the live rock do not live forever.. search the web for "cooking" live rock.. whats actually going on takes a long explination IMO..
sorry to give you the search for it answer but I havnt seen it here at AA and the other forums require you to be a member to see pictures and such and I would have to search those to get you a good link..
if you have trouble finding something.. give me a PM or something and Ill go find a link.. :P

edit.. nevermind.. I posted it here before..
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...hreadid=485572
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I know this may sound crazy to some, but I was having a serious problem with hair algae and bubble algae both at the same time. I put a uv sterilizer on my tank with a slow flow rate around 50 gal per hour. With that and water changes the hair algae went away and the bubble algae has reduced but not gone totally away. I'm starting over soon though. I currently have a 30 gal and have bought a 75 gal just have to reinforce my floor before i can set it up. Can't wait!!!
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before you you take the tank down to Cook the LR try the AZNO3. Like I said before I know several guys who have used it with great results...
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