I'm getting hair algae in my new 75g. I have no idea why. There wasn't anything in it but 100 nass snails and 30 micro hermits. I wasn't feeding it untill last night when I fed the new seahorses. The macros that are in the new 75g. came out of the sump of my 65g and a few I ordered online. The hair algae is growing on my prolifera. I have TONS of macros in this tank. I thought they would out compete the HA for food. Not true obviously. There is pretty good flow in this tank with the mag 9.5. Even though the new seahorses are small, they seem to like the flow. I did install a ball valve to "throttle back" the mag 9.5, but I have it wide open since the seahorses seem to enjoy it.
75g rr tank
mag 9.5 return
20g sump w/ older asm g3 (no macros or LR in sump...will be when I get new sump installed.)
40 lbs LR
alk 14 dkh
What eats hair algae that is Seahorse safe? Urchins will eat it I've heard, but I don't think they are Seahorse safe. What about seahares? I plan on getting a few huge turbos. Probably on Friday. Any other suggestions?
Since this is a new tank setup, I'm getting the diatom bloom on the rocks and sandbed. (kinda brownish) I know this will pass, as I've never had a lasting problem with it. It's just the HA that bothers me. I know there's no harm in it, but I'd rather get rid of it before it becomes a major problem. If it starts to smother my feather algae or any of the reds.....then it will be WAR!!!
I do use RO di water for water changes and top off. Always have. TDS meter reads .5