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Old 01-24-2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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Hair algae

How can I get rid of it? Or is there any thing I can get to get rid of it
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:06 PM   #2
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My lfs owner says keep the lights off so it dies off.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:50 PM   #3
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Yes lights off would not be feeding the algae what it needs. I have done this a few times in my freshwater tanks.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:18 PM   #4
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My tank was pretty bad with hair algae a couple of days ago, it was to a point that I would see bubbles all over the tank when the lights were on for a while.

I used a tooth brush and brushed off as much as I could and did a big water change. I also cut back an hr on the lights and feed every other day. Ever since then I haven't seen any growth in the algae but then again I just did it recently too.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:11 PM   #6
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Lots of possible reasons for hair algae. To much light will accelerate the growth but there is still an underlining cause. A couple of them being over feeding, using tap water because it has phospatea in it, not a sufficient clean up crew and excess waists builds up fueling algae growth.
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Try an emerald crab. I had hair algae after my cycle and put an emerald in and all of it was gone in a few days
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:25 PM   #8
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Emerald crabs do.do wonders but if there is alot they wont dent it much. Get about one astrea snail per 5 gallons the even eat the base of the hair algae so as long as u eliminate what is causing the outbreak they will get rid of all that's left.
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Also, test for phosphates and if they are high throw some media in your sump and make sure to use only RO/DI water.
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i used to have badddddd GHA, i did this, get a bowl of water ready, manually remove the algae, put it in the bowl, rinse your hands, repeat, do this to get all of the algae you can, and then i bought a mexican turbo snail, they are GHA eating machines, but if they run out of algae they might die so ull have to feed them seaweed if they eat all of your GHA
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