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Is this hair (bad) Algea/seaweed?


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    Default Is this hair (bad) Algea/seaweed?

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    The stuff thats like braches or looks like small trees. The first pic shows it alot better.
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    jerryc - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    The first pic looks like hair algae. And yes its bad
    I had a round of it and i added a lot of extra flow that got red of it.
    If your nutrients/phosphates or high that will cause it. RODI water and light feeding
    your fish will help
    Also old lighting has been Sade to contribute to it
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    Will tangs and other herbivours kill it?
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    jerryc - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Thea will eat it but not likely Thea can keep up with it with out
    finding the cause.

    you mite list your equipment and water supply -fish-feeding habits

    whit do you have for water movement
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerryc
    Thea will eat it but not likely Thea can keep up with it with out
    finding the cause.

    you mite list your equipment and water supply -fish-feeding habits

    whit do you have for water movement
    I have a 950gph pump out of 2 outputs for flow.
    I feed the 2 damsels & 1 chromie frozen brine shrimp ( I also have 25 hermit crabs) once a day.
    I run a wet/dry dump set up.
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    I might suggest going to every other day feeding.
    It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flame
    I might suggest going to every other day feeding.
    That was my plan, should I buy some snails too?
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    jerryc - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    You can add some power heads to get your water movement up id
    try for at least 30 times tank volume
    I have over 40 in a mixed tank with a deep sand bed and wont more

    Your pump is probable only given you 60 to 75% of the rating
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    Snails wouldn't hurt. Just watch out your hermits don't go around killing them for their shells.

    I had some hair algea growing in my tank for a while (I liked the way it looked) but I was gone for a weekend and they didn't get feed and when I came back it all was gone. So their may be a chance with swithing to everyother day feedings your fish will get rid of it themselves, and never miss a meal!
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    Alright will try that then. I'll let you guys know how it goes.
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