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Old 11-15-2011, 07:48 PM   #1
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Hair all over

Has anyone ever seen aaaaanything like this?! Its whiped out my whole eco system..
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:18 PM   #2
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It KINDA looks like hair algae with sand stuff sprinkled on it............ it wiped out ur ecosystem tho?
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:37 PM   #3
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Yea its really weird.. And veeeery frustrating.. And copper/ ich X is not reviving them from whatever it is..iv lost everyfish i come home to snails dieing.. I didnt go cheap on anything stocking.. 15 nassarius snails 12 scarlet red crabs 4 skunk cleaners.. Koran angel, kole tang, powder brown tang , ocelaris clown, six line wrasse, 90+ lbs of fiji / bali LR.. 2 high power hydor powerheads brand new bioballs( added during cycle which cycled empty for months since i have so many other tanks there was no rush) the only ONLY thing i can think would start to do this is this is my first time with a overflow/sump system and when the water dips low the part of the sump that was wet leaves a salt/grim kinda deposit on the sump wall that kinda floats off when i top it off during my water changes ( everysunday) im at a loss this friday i plan on moving everyrock back to my 75gl ( depending advice from all you if maybe my rock caused this) and the selling this tank and going with a different..
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:41 PM   #4
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At first i thought it was this peice of rock that was spreading hair ( i have had it for almost a yr and never had this happen in my 75 that it was in the whole time)
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:43 PM   #5
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And i also dont know if that is bad algea or not but i had a lil patch on the rock when i bought and that was the whole reason i bought was dor a lil life on my rock.. But if anyone can tell me different or what kind it is.. Beleiev me i will have it boiling to get ride of it
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What is your nitrates and phosphates? Also you might want to check your magnesium as well if that is low then that is probably causing some of the problem.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:08 AM   #7
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I made the mistake of buying a redsea nitrate kit.. It only goes to 4ppm so i always take it as its more than 4 and perform water changes.. My ph is steady. At 8.5 as for as the other tests you mentioned i dont have tests for those
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What I would do is when I do a water change pull it out as I run the siphon tube over that area so that it doesn't have a chance to go make another patch. I am thinking it might be phosphates are you running anything like chemi pure elite? You will need to find the cause and tackle that.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:29 PM   #9
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No but what i am doing is dosing the purple up.. Half a cap for 100 gallon.. Way less than what they say but i didnt wanna over do it..
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