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  1. General Reef Discussion
    So, this started small but is beginning to expand. what type am I looking at. I am thinking hair algea but want to be sure. also, best method for treatment??
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone, so I've set up my BioCube 29. I've got roughly 23 pounds of live rock and about 27 or so pounds of live sand. One piece of the live rock I bought for the tank has a pretty good patch of green hair algea, about 1" x 2", and a couple small spots of it here and there. I really wanted...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I bought a Rasta Zoas back on 7/19 and noticed the other day it has hair algae growing on the little puck it is attached to. I have no other hair algea in the tank that I can see and all water stats are fine. How can I get rid of this?
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I Have managed to obtain some hair algae in my tank, im sure its due to over feeding or something like that. I tried treating it, i put a sponge in my filter thats supposed to filter phosphates and i got a chemical that was supposed to treat red hair algea. Since then, it seems to have taken on...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi again, So I'm going through some old tank syndrome and I'm in desperate help to remove hair algea. My phosphates and nitrates test at 0. Alkalinity is 11 magnesium is rather low at 1000, ammonia 0, sg 1.026, temp 77.5F. I have a gfo and carbon reactor which I change every 3 weeks. I do...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone. So i have a 75g display tank that overflows into a 30long frag tank then that overflows to my sump. The whole system is BB and i keep the detrius to a minimum in the tanks and sump. Siphon out a gallon or 2 about 2 or more times a week, and i also do a 15 gallon water...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I went on vacation for a week and when I got home my biocube 29 was filled with red slime. It was awful. It covered probably 80% of my rock and substrate. I had long strands of it - probably 4 - 5 inches long that spanned from my rock to the intake. This is a relatively new tank - set up 5/7/12...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Ok I know the Algea posts get old but I'm looking for more suggestions. Here is alittle history of my setup. Its been setup for 4yrs when I bought it there was lots of algea. When I moved it and set it up I did my best to clean all the algea. It looked pretty good for about a month then the...
  9. LPS Coral Forum
    I have a candy cane frag that has hair algae growing on it and makes it look like it has a beard.. I'm wondering if I can just pull it off and will it grow back or is the coral eating it?.. I don't have it growing everywhere but a few spots and on my astrea snails. I'm sure it is not harming it...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I am fighting with hair algea in my tank. I have been doing a 15% water change weekly and it wont go away. I also syphone the sandbed as well. The problem is that the hair algea is NOT on my LR it is only growing on stuff that is not alive in the tank, the powerheads and filter heads. Also I...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    im sick of it. ive had it for almost 2 months now. i need to get rid of it. i have no detection of it on the test kits ( i have bought differnt ones) water changes with ro/di doesnt work for me now. do i need to buy something like this...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Can I take out LR with Green hair algea and cleaned it under tap water and put back into to tank ?
  13. General Reef Discussion
    just a qucik q.. I have some green hair algea on my LR but it has been there fo a while and its not spreading it just looks like its growing thicker , should I live it there or try to take it out .. I have some of my CUC that likes it and have seen my blue tang to eat it too ... please...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Can hair algea kill polyps. I have two polyps that won't open lately. I have had them for about 2-3 weeks and they have opened nicely. but now there is hair algea growing around them and they wont open. is it some how " choking" them.
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I have my aquarium running for about 3 weeks now everything was at 0's I had my LR cooked for about 3 months , they were nice white and now the're turning green and have green hair algea on top of them, my Phosphate level now is at .25 is there a way I can lower this? maybe just do a water...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    okay... so ive had my tank for approx. 1 year. 40 gallons. about 70 lbs. of live rock. for about 9 months ive had very little algea on the glass, maybe a little here and there on the rock nothing out of the normal. for the past few months, ive had nothing but hair algea. it looks like my front...
  17. NFMAS Member Tanks
    Since I was a small child, I have always had pets. Whether it was a dog, stray cat, baby squirl, injured bird, lizard, turtle. snake, aquarium, or just about any animal that I could keep. I have also had an aquarium set up constantly since I was 4 years old. Definately not going to share how...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    well ... the fam and i left for massachussetts friday morning for a hockey tournament...(insert brag here: we were the number 1 class c team again, with my son logging both our goals in the championship game) ... got home sunday night to find the tank water perfectly clear, the mushrooms nearly...
  19. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I have started my first saltwater tank. It has been cycling for about four weeks now and I am getting green algae on the rock and bottom. I think I now what it is from, using tap water. How do I get rid of it? The first step I took was a water change and not using anymore tap water. Any...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone After reading loads and keeping tropical fish for a few years I finally took the plunge and purchased a 80l orca reef setup. After setting up the water (with RO) adding live rock and live sand I played the waiting game...... After three weeks the water parimeters droped to acceptible...
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