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Old 03-04-2014, 08:07 PM   #1
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How to get rid of green hair algae

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It's so ugly I WANT IT GONE NOW
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:16 PM   #2
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I used astrea snails, but I only had a bit of it growing.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:39 PM   #3
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Snails and algae blennys can get rid if it but to stop it from hopping I would find out the source. Prob have high phosphates. Even if you check it and it reads 0 there is still phosphates in there. The algae is using it up and will not show. You can do mare water changes and try it get most of the green hair algae out manually. Or you can get a phos band reactor. To little fishy's makes a good one. I'm speaking from experience because I had green hair algae all over.
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Green Algae

I had a big problems and found that I was running my day lights to long. That plus a couple of blue and red legged hermits took care of it.
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Are you using RO water to mix your SW
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I had the same problem I just bought 10 dwarf blue legged crabs as they love the stuff I've also seen a couple of my cleaner shrimp eating it but when I first got it I had a ton and I just went around the tank grabbing the bottom of the algae and pulling it apart and putting it into the trash it helped me a lot I barley have any now and what I do have is slowly dying off
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