I have been battling a hair algae problem for weeks now. I have tried scraping, vacuuming and blacking out the tank. Nothing seems to keep the algae gone. I cannot find anything wrong with the water parameters, although I am sure there is a problem somewhere.
My plan now is to transfer all my fish (2 small perc. clowns, small niger trigger, medium pink-tailed trigger, and a med. powder blue in a 90 gal
.) to a "quarantine tank" and completely black out the main tank for about a week. Then do a 50% WC
and return the fish to the main tank. This should cut off all fuel for the algae.
Does anyone see anything wrong with this theory? Will this be enough time to kill all the algae in the tank? Will it have any adverse affect on the live rock? Would you cut the pumps off?
Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated.
BTW, powder blue and pink-tailed have only been in tank for about 3 weeks. Algae problem for 8-10 weeks.