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Old 01-23-2012, 02:25 AM   #1
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Need help with algae

I am fairly new to this...my boyfriend and I have acquired about 100 lbs. of live rock and have had it in a 110 gallon tank for about 6 months now. We have noticed a coarse hair algae that is 'turf' like. When researching it people have said that it is nuisance algae but we think it is spaghetti algae. It is in the main tank not a refugium. Pls help we want to get rid of it....any suggestions?
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I have read about this. You have to pull what you can and scrub the rest with a brush.
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We have tried to pull it off, scrub it off with a brush and it is still there. My boyfriend wants to torch it off but I don't want to kill coraline algae. Has anyone taken the rock out and let it dry? I don't want to have a set back to starting up our main tank but if we have to we will.
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You need to check your water for nitrates and phosphates to see if one of those could be causing it. It is always best to figure out what is causing the problem and attacking that instead of relying on a cuc ReefCleaners.org | Clean Up Crews and Macro Algae - Nuisance Algae ID Guide that site will help id the algae and how to take care of it.
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Turn off your lights and/or reduce how long they are on. Older light bulbs tend to drift towards the red spectrum, and fuel the growth of hair algae so considered replacing them if need be.
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I just found this thought it might help

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