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Old 04-25-2012, 08:21 PM   #1
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Green Hair Algae

Need some remedies for an uncontrollabe GHA population. Phosphates are nill, nitrates are coming down, at about 10 ppm right now. Any thoughts?
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:46 PM   #2
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Try to get the nitrates as low as possible. Shorten time lights are on, lessen feeding, and physically remove as much as possible prior to you doing your pwc so that anything kicked up and floating around will get cleaned up as well. If you can remove any rock it is growing on, do so and scrub it off with hit water.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:18 PM   #3
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getting your nitrates under control is always the best option, but i know for a fact that mexican turbo snails devour GHA like crazy, I had a outbreak of GHA, and the way i got rid of it is manually removing it, and getting a turbo snail to finish the job
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What should nitrates be in a fowlr tank? Mine are around 40. Have had fish in mine for about a week with 12 hours of light And already starting to get scum on the glass and rock
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ideally you want it as close to zero as possible so always strive for that, but id say around 5.0 pmm is "safe"
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How can I lower it?
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:48 PM   #7
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regular water changes with zero tds water, having a good protein skimmer, media reactors help also, i do a 20% water change a week, but u can get away with 20% every two weeks
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:07 PM   #8
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Take as much rock out as you can and scub it
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