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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Anyone know what this algae is? Right now it in my sump, but want to know what it is and if there’s anything that will eat it. I’m pretty sure it’s cyano or Redhair algae, but not positive. I know dinoflagellates (right spelling?) have bubbles like this, but I think the bubbles are from my...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    More than just about something else, a good evening of rest is going to be something that truly assist you to function at your very best. People who fall short to sleep for at least seven or eight hours each evening are ultimately going to really feel fairly sluggish and groggy while awake. A...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all! So after all the chaos of my tank draining and equipment failing half my fish dying and Me being electrocuted by the tank.. Everything seems to be pretty well back on track. With all the water changes and sandbed getting stirred and moving all the rocks etc. My phosphates are pretty...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    So my dad and I have a 90 gal reef that has been overrun with cyano for sometime but we are just now getting serious about getting rid of it. My dad thinks it would be easier just to drain everything and start from scratch but I disagree. I made a bet with him today to give me 3 weeks to try to...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    One of my older tanks is starting a pretty healthy looking crop of what appears to be a red hair algae. Causes ? Cures ?
  6. General Reef Discussion
    hey everyone, im new to this hobby with only having freshwater tanks in the past. i currently have a fluval edge 12 gallon tank and thought it was ready for livestock and thats probably where my tank is going wrong. the tank has been running for 2-3 months now and last couple of weeks i've been...
  7. 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...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hi I went on holidays for 6 days a few weeks back and was told by the LFS that it should be okay to leave the fishes for that period. On the day of leaving I noticed my yellow tang struggling on its side and inevitably when I came back I didnt see him again (I assume that he was eaten?). Since...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys and girls, I have a 125 gallon reef tank that i can't seem to rid of this red hair algae. Obviously, it is stemming from high phosphate levels, but I am not sure where this is coming from. My system is currently set up to a wet/dry trickle system, protein skimmer, and all of my...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    So my reef tank 150 gallons has been up now for 2 months or so. 2 clowns and a cleaner and 10 hermits, 4 turbos, 3 blue eyed hermits. 20%<acronym title="Partial water change">PWC</acronym> every week so far. My original algae bloom was greenish and not so bad. Now it is red and all over my...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    :) I am impressed. Mexican Turbos love this stuff After being distraught over adding more and more cuc and nothing liked the red, rather demanded green which is hard to come by in my tank, these snails made a huge dent in just under 4 days in deeply creviced totoka rock. It is all but gone...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone, I need some advice - I'm having some algae issues and not sure how to deal with it. My parameters: 75g/w 30g sump Octopus 150 NWS Phosphate reactor - running a mix of carbon/GFO ViaAqua 3600 (1050g/h) return pump (2) Koralia 1050 evolutions/ (1) nano-power head (250g/h)...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Has anyone seen this stuff before? It's showed up during the last 3 or 4 days in two little spots on my sand bed. It looks alot like short GHA but red. Anyone know what it is?
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, I've heard several times that raising Magnesium levels to 1500-1600 will kill off hair algae. I've never seen any scientific information on whether or not this is true, and if so why. Does anyone know if it really works, and why?
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I am battling 3 different kinds of algae problems and it is making me crazy. My tank has been running for a while, over 2 years with corals. Fish and live rock for 12 years prior. Went bare bottom when I got rid of my bioballs and introduced corals, which was about 2 years ago. 125 set up with...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    ok i have some kind of algae that im sort of puzzled with what it is. ive dealt with diatoms, cyano, green hair algae, but not this stuff. its a burgandy maroon color and is kinda hairy, more like a fuzz and is starting to spread. not sure what it is, i did my best to get pics but theyre not...
  17. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    Where is the best place to get water in town...or do you make your own? I have an ro/di unit but I would have to buy new filters and I'm trying to decide if it is worth the investment or not. It's nice to have my own filter, but the filters are expensive, and I have to pay for water in my...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    My 46g bow front is starting to grow red hair algae. We had to switch to a different salt about 6 weeks ago, although it was only for 2 weeks. Our softies and lps didn't look happy during this period. Could the differences in salt have brought this on. The tank contains 5 small fish, 3 nems...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    ok... over the last week or so, this spot has been growing...it looked like Coralline at first, but now it has algae like hairs coming from it... so i think it is Cyano, or Red Hair algae.... what is it?
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Looks like a cotton ball. It is not slimey. It kinda looks like a clump of red hair. I have more pictures here: http://thereeftank.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107689
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