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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I've been battling this stuff for a few months now...about ready to give up. I've tried heavy mag dosing (Kent marine), adding a carbon/GFO reactor, and doing heavy water changes. It's EVERYWHERE, and I can't contain it anymore. I remove massive chunks every day. Any ideas?
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I'm hoping this is a "good algae". It's red/pink, very short (about 1/8 - 1/2 an inch long) and does not scrub off with a toothbrush, and isn't very easy to pull off. It seems to "vine" out for growth. This picture is the algae in my tank, but the color is too pale. The algae is redder than...
  3. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi all, I have two of these strange "clusters" of hair growing on my live rock. It looks like I literally left a few pieces of hair floating in the tank, except it seems to be coming from a centralized location and kind of clings over the rock. Is this a type of algae? a worm? Good or bad...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Over the past couple of weeks, the red hair algae in my tank has spread rapidly!! Its over 70% of my LR and on the glass. The Goby seems to be keeping up with growth by cleaning the sand. I only have lights on for 8 hours a day maximum. Any body have any tips on getting rid??
  5. General Reef Discussion
    75 gallon MT, 20 gal sump with live rock, Hydor 740 pump, 2 Koralai 1050-1150 circ. pump, deep sand bed. I'm new to the saltwater world (have had freshwater for many years). I set up my tank about 6 months ago and let it cycle, and after my first big algae bloom I bought a clean-up crew...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have no idea what this is. What is it and is it good/bad? I attached a picture.
  7. The THINK Tank
    No, I'm not talking about the Hulk or Yoda, I'm talking about hair algae. Ever since I have had my tank set up I have been plagued with it. The tank has been set up for 1 1/2 yrs. From basically day one, there has been hair algae. We've done everything, from pulling and pulling it, multiple...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I know your thinking another algae problem. But here is what I have. I've had this tank for a bout a year. I have live rock and just added new sand about 2 months ago. I have 272 watts of T5s over my 75 gallon drilled tank which are on for 8 hrs a day. In my sump I have a reef octopus skimmer...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I noticed this brown algae starting to grow on my rocks, can anyone ID it?
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, Having some issues with my tank right now. Started to get this bloom all over my tank and i am having trouble figuring out what it is and how to get rid of it. There are a couple different things I am guessing it is but im still not sure. The other thing I need to know is how to get...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Whats up TRT, i was laying in bed last night thinking of my best option for getting rid of my GHA that is plaguing my tank. My plan is to take the rock out scrub it in a bucket of RO and let it sit for 24-48 hours doing this one piece at a time until all pieces are clean, than throwing...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hello friends, I have a recent bloom of hair algae in my 125 gallon. The tank is approximately 7 months old. I had a bloom previously about 3 months ago (before adding my reactors). The reactors seemed to take care of it completely. Now it's back. I have read online the syphon method, Chem...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    So the tank has been up for three weeks. And life has started to emerge. After reading all the posts on hitchhikers, and not seeing anything until today. I was starting to think that I had created a life killing glass cage of death. But now I believe I have life in the tank. But I am unsure what...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Im battling GHA like never before lately, its so frustrating i hate the way it looks on my rocks. Its only on the rocks and a little on the back wall. I use RO but i had to top off a few times with tap water during hurricane sandy. But the GHA has been there even before the storm. Not sure what...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I have been casually keeping a saltwater tank since 2007. It started as a FOWLR 55 AGA with 2x 250w Edison base MH pendants that I eventually wanted to run a reef with. It quickly became too much $ to run the halides, and to much time for me to handle starting a reef at that point. When my...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I have had a lot of this recently. Is it harmful to anything in the aquarium? Honestly I like the way most of it looks, and my two clowns have started hosting it as if it were an anemone.
  17. Non Coral Dominated Systems
    I have a 18 gallon fowlr (soon to be a 20g long since the current tank is getting old) and i need something that can help with the hair algae problem. It started about 6 months ago then my friend gave me his lawnmower blenny which ate all of it until it died about a week ago. Idk why it died all...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I started with dead rock, been dead for at least a year, dead carribsea sand, in a brand new 210 with a 125 sump. I was hoping to get the tank to cycle before moving my livestock from a jam packed 90 gal mixed reef. I added a diversity pack from Garf to get it cycling and a handful of fish...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    http:// Hi, I have been dealing with this hairy diatom looking stuff in my sand pretty much sence i got my tank cycled 2 month ago. does anyone know how to get rid of this stuff. Ive tried syphening it out but it just returns. My tests are, 0-A,---0 nitrite---- 10ppm nitrate. I have a 75...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, I have hair algae in my tank, for the past month or so it has been holding very steady and not showing a lot of growth but in the past week it is starting to pick up the pace and I dont want it taking over everything. It seems like it could be on the verge and I dont wanna let it get to...
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