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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I made a thread previously about hair algae and what to do to get rid of it. The answer was get the phos and nitrate down to a minimal level to control algae. I knew that already and was in the process of doing so. The levels are now under control. Nitrate <.5 , phos .01. I don't have a...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I want to encourage the growth of Hair Algae and Macro Algae in my tank. We love our Surgeonfish and would like to offer them natural ways to get a yumy treat. I know about compact fluorescent lighting, and plan on getting that right away. What other tips can you give? Thank you!
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Any tips or tricks to get rid of this nuisace hair algae ive been doing 10% water changes but they seem to work only for a while then it goes back to the green mess. Not sure if they will go through but answers appreciated. The tanks readings had ultra-high readigns for nitrate 40. And...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I have a green hair algae bloom. All parameters are zero except phosphates are .25. I have had my tank for 4 weeks. I have a cuc already doing work. Do I let the green hair algae die out? Or can I order a phosphate reactor to bring my parameter to zero? I'm assuming the green hair algae is the...
  5. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I recently upgraded my lights to quad t5s and now ive started to get a hair algae bloom. I also just got a Eshopps 75 HOB Protein skimmer and it appears to be working like a champ. Will this help slow the spread of the hair algae? And also if my lawn mower blenny/emerald crabs eat it will the...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    hi all not sure where i need to post this but here it goes lol . Im having problems with hair algae my tank has been up for 2 years and about 6 months ago i had a massive bloom . I have tried everything ,water changes, scrubbing my rock , phosphate sponge and numerous others!! I recently ordered...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    :thumbup: I have a newly cycled 28 gallon JBL NanoCube HQI (3 months old) with LR & LS. All water parameters are good & clean-up crew is in (snails & crabs). LR was cooked & cured before start-up. However, in the past week that pest of pests - the dreaded HAIR ALGAE (brown, green & filamentous...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    ??? It's blowing around in my tank like a dandelion fuzzy
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Just to give you all a little history about the setup it was setup a year ago by another company (will not name who) Here is the setup Tank 220 perfecto with dual corner overflows Sump MegaFlow Sump Filter model four with bioballs(removed bioballs when I took over the aquarium) Skimmer Coralife...
  10. Topic of the Week Archive
    Cycle part 2 to continue on with the last Bi weekely discussion on the cycling of our tanks. first part tank is all set up, water, salt , Live rock, parameters are where they should be. IS this the end of the cycle?
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Now that the 46 bowfront is a reef again .... (and my whole attitude is that everything is all new so lets do it right) I was thinking about analyzing everyday things too. So ... I have a 46 bowfront, bare-cutting board bottom, drilled, with a rubbermaid sump 70' away down in the basement...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    like i said before my tank is cycling My Diatoms are all but gone. im starting to get hair algae Can i get an ID on this other green stuff on the pic? and When can i get a small cleaning crew? And When can i buy some cheato for my refugium. all my paramaters read 0 0 = nitrate 0 = ammonia 0 =...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    ok here it goes again :beer: im going to keep the intro short and have alot of pics through out the thread. The tank is a 35 gallon hex thats 20" wide and 24" tall. Its going to be a soft/LPS/clams tank. As far as fish go i have no IDEA yet.( but thinking clowns ) for lights i am using A clip...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Ok ... I am about to start beating my head against the wall. I have been trying to put my tanks water chemistry back in balance for the past three weeks. I initially left the tank alone after the crash to let it cycle again and hopefully correct alot of stuff on its own and other than water...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    As many of you have undoubtly read by now, my 180 crashed about 6 weeks ago. So far, it seems to be recovering well. The inital cyano bloom has gone and been gone for about 3 weeks now, and the hair algae bloom seems to have subsided now. I can only find a few patchs of hair algae and those seem...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    It has been awhile since I last posted here. I have been getting over a moderate disaster with my 180 gallon reef. Some of you may remember my thread about the great day my wife gave me and all the cool new guys she bought me for my tank. Well, as of now all those great new tank inhabitants are...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I just noticed yesterday that my LR is starting to have small patches of green on it. its not slimy or flowing.. looks like part of the rock.. is this normal or no?
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I recently put an Emerald Crab in my tank in hopes of getting rid of a bubble algae problem. Well, last night I was in the tank and noticed that the little guy was dead. Does anyone have any idea what would cause that? All of my other inverts are fine, as well as my corals and fish. I do have a...
  19. PNSMAS archives (hidden)
    FYI, I've been hearing of a 1000g tank being setup in Newberg at a Dentist office. My bro in law wired in the electrical for it. From what I've been able to find out it's being setup by Critter Cabana, some small shop in Newberg I've never heard of. Definately an opportunity for some of the...
  20. Nano Reefs
    I found different opinions on the net about using nitrate- or phosphate- bounding compounds: from highly desirable to playing with fire. I have Purigen and PhosGuard, no problems yet in fish aquarium, but for the reef? Any thoughts? P.S. I know about role of water maintenance and skimmer...
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