Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 05-30-2004, 12:49 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: des moines, ioway
Posts: 149
Send a message via Yahoo to tiredfish
green hair alge out of control.. help me

i have a 30 gal. with 2 emerald crabs, 1 sally lightfoot crab, and 1 turbo snail...... do i need more? it's like they cant keep up or do i need a different thing to eat this stuff?

tiredfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2004, 05:33 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 329
you need about 15 more turbos and and some blue legged hermits. That worked for me. I took about three days to mow everything down.

CBRGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2004, 06:51 PM   #3
SW 20 & Over Club
ccCapt's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 5,365
Send a message via ICQ to ccCapt
The idea here is to prevent this algae from growing, not add livestock and expect that to care of the problem.
First and foremost, are you using ro/di water to make your saltwater and top offs due to evaporation? Hair algae comes from high nitrates and/or high phosphate levels in your water. If you are using regular tap water chances are you are constantly adding phosphate into the water which fuels your problem. Regular water changes with ro/di water will keep your nitrate and phosphate levels low enough so that hair algae will not be a problem.
125g reef
See My Tank Info
Check out The build project
ccCapt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2004, 01:26 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 747
also dont feed to much
saltcreep1025 is offline   Reply With Quote

control, hair

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
unconventional Alge control epsolon77 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 01-19-2010 11:39 AM
green hair alge growing caco Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12 11-07-2008 10:19 PM
Green Hair Algae good for Nitrate control? Saltwater Reef Aquaria 7 08-11-2005 07:07 PM
Any help for a bad green hair alge outbreak beachbumin Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 01-22-2004 10:17 PM
anybody tried this for hair alge? fishhunter40 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 1 04-04-2003 03:55 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.