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    Green Hair algae?

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    reefer87

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    Green Hair algae?

    Post by reefer87 on Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:21 am

    Whats a good invert or small fish to help control green hair algae? The reaseon I say small is because this will be for my 14 gallon tank. I have been doing regular water changes to help eleminate the red slime but now it seems im getting more and more hair alge. Phosphates are below .006ppm.
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    Sandman
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    Re: Green Hair algae?

    Post by Sandman on Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:41 am

    I have been using Narite snails, they have been destroying my algae. They are available on the group buy as well.
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    Re: Green Hair algae?

    Post by clownfish14 on Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:02 am

    What are your nitrates at? Ur phosphates seem to be good but bitrates could also be the cause of it


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    Re: Green Hair algae?

    Post by dwolson2 on Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:13 am

    reefer87, get in on the buy and just get one or two, you have to hurry up though....


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    Re: Green Hair algae?

    Post by clownfish14 on Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:14 am

    The problem is though snails just keep it under controll. U should try to find the source of it.


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    Re: Green Hair algae?

    Post by reefer87 on Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:28 am

    Nitrates are undectable. Im starting to think my lights are in need of replacement.
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    Re: Green Hair algae?

    Post by dwolson2 on Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:29 am

    very true, but he is still going to need to get one or 2 to get his tank cleaned up.


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    Re: Green Hair algae?

    Post by reefer87 on Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:39 am

    I have a few cerith and hermits in there.
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    Re: Green Hair algae?

    Post by nikecivic on Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:49 am

    How did you get .006ppm for your phosphates? which test kit are you using?


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    Re: Green Hair algae?

    Post by reefer87 on Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:52 am

    I just guessed by matching color on the api test kit. The color was really close to the 0.0ppm but not exact.
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    Re: Green Hair algae?

    Post by Sandman on Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:13 pm

    Although new to the game, the research that I have done points towards lighting if the parameters are in line. I just recently had a hair algae growth that covered the majority of the back wall. I cut back on my lighting by 30 minutes, and am waiting to see if it makes a difference.


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