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benedictj
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Joined: 05 Dec 2004
Location: new york, ny

PostPosted: 2005.02.10(Thu)10:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello everyone-

My name is Jake and I have a hair algae problem. It went away about a year ago, but relapsed. Now it is a week to week affair. I have tried everything from blackouts to starving, from heavy CO2 to manual management. Ultimately, sometimes it is there, sometimes it is not. I am powerless against it.

I live in Brooklyn, which has a conglomeration of pre war water pipes (my building is pre Civil War). Since they are slowly decaying, the city water system pumps the phosporic acid and phosphorous to them to counter heavy metal conglomeration. Any suggestions?

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TheVillageIdiot
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Joined: 23 Nov 2004
Location: Roswell, GA

PostPosted: 2005.02.10(Thu)11:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jake,

You aren't dosing w/ rogaine are you?
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benedictj
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Joined: 05 Dec 2004
Location: new york, ny

PostPosted: 2005.02.10(Thu)12:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

VI,

Sometimes I use the root stimulation pills, so rogaine it is. Otherwise, it's just the Pernot Merlot Drunken Drops on the rocks (flourite and pea gravel).
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TheVillageIdiot
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Joined: 23 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: 2005.02.10(Thu)13:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well,

Might I suggest adopting the "bald is beautiful" mentality... at least when it comes to your fish tank?

Wink
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tdfd
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Joined: 15 May 2004
Location: Seattle, Wa

PostPosted: 2005.02.10(Thu)16:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

My name is tim. I am an algae farmer. I can grow any algae under the sun. I have gotten so good at growing algae that I can grow "real" plants too. The plants do give my algae some personality though.
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FishiesRPeopleToo
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Joined: 13 Jan 2005
Location: Rock Island, IL

PostPosted: 2005.02.10(Thu)18:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

My name is Karmen and I'm an aglae-aholic. I just can't stay away from brown algae. It loves my tank soooooo much! It loves the plants(fake), the rocks, and the gravel! It now even loves the sides of the tank! However will I manage without this lovable brown stuff??
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@-McP
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Joined: 24 Jul 2004

PostPosted: 2005.02.10(Thu)20:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

mmmm diatoms.... those are a gateway substance Wink
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TheVillageIdiot
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Joined: 23 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: 2005.02.11(Fri)7:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

@-McP wrote:
mmmm diatoms.... those are a gateway substance Wink


sheesh! Wink, tell me about it... after diatoms... I was all into BGA, now it's nothing but the purest hair algae...
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fishfingers
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Joined: 07 Sep 2004

PostPosted: 2005.02.11(Fri)9:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi my name is amy and I was a black hair algae addict it would grow everywhere. 4 weeks ago most of my fish died form an unstoppable bacterial infection which gave me the oppourtunity to give up the hair algae and and start my tank all over again. So far I have not had a relapse (touch wood) though there is a bit of brown algae in my tank Hmmmmmm
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Steve Hampton
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Joined: 05 Feb 2003
Location: Jacksonville, FL

PostPosted: 2005.02.11(Fri)15:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is membership open to SW too? If so, I need to join. FW algae I can handle and eliminate, actually as long as I follow my own advice about doing the deeds of dosing, water changes, and maintenance I'm able to control freshwater algae very very well. But, this red turf algae in my reef tank is a beast I can't seem to beat. At least it doesn't grow on live rock or corals...just the dang substrate. I'm about to embrace this algae due to it's beautiful color and also in hopes that by actually wanting to cultivate it that in return it will fade away...unless I just jinxed it by mentioning it here.

Here's my plague:


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