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Old 09-26-2008, 07:54 PM   #1
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help with red hair algae

hey fellas got home today with a small patch of red hair algae? other than having a lot of circulation is there another method to treat it?.... let me know thanks
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:08 PM   #2
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Old 09-28-2008, 02:34 PM   #3
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Can you get a pic? I haven't seen red hair algae. It may be another type of macro....
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Old 09-28-2008, 03:32 PM   #4
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This is the best I could get for now I have been treating the problem and cutting my light time short and it's starting to die out but before this picture it was pretty hairy....

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Oh, that looks like the beginning of cyano.
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If so how would i get rid of it?
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Siphon, PWCs, less lighting/feeding. Once you get rid of it, get some more water movement to those areas.
Do you still have the foam in that fluvial?
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Yeah I have my Foam insert in.....
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Do you rinse them out in the old SW when you do a PWC? If not, do that and you should see a vast improvement. Personally, I take mine out. Um, shouldn't you be watching the game! LOL!
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lol... i am back and fourth..... but i think i might just take mine out instead.... I relize that it catches especially whatever food they don't eat filter back in so that could be an issue to.....
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