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PilotDan
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PostPosted: 2004.07.17(Sat)21:33    Post subject: Green Hair algae Reply with quote

Okay,
I've been feeding my corals a lot and its made them grow like crazy. but suddenly I've got this green hair algae. I've stopped all the intense feeding and the algae growth has slowed but I can't seem to get rid of it all. What eats this stuff? I think the clean up crew I've got eats the brand new little starts but they won't touch the established "hair."
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karlas
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PostPosted: 2004.07.23(Fri)5:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

most tanks go through this stage how long has your tank been set up? how often do you change your water? smaller more frequent water changes help to get rid of it, snails and crabs can help eat it but try to find the problem first. what are your nitrates, did you test for phosphates or silicates? they can all contribute to alges you don't want

http://www.thetropicaltank.co.uk/algae.htm
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monkey5150
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PostPosted: 2004.08.07(Sat)14:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a bunch of patches pop up even using RODI water so I started buying these little blue legged hermets every month and they did a great job. I keep buying a couple with every purchase because they're great little janitors.
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