Algae bloom

Discussion in 'Algae' started by reefman_MC, Apr 26, 2004.

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  1. reefman_MC

    reefman_MC Aiptasia Anemone

    Feb 15, 2004
    , SC,South_Carolina
    I've just got an algae bloom and I haven't had one in ages. My tang and turbos and astreas usually take care of the little I do have. Could canisters getting old in my RO/DI be causing this? I have the wierdest thing. There is a patch of thick hair algae that no snails the tang or anything will touch. I've even tried starving the tang and he still won't touch it. Any ideas why?
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  3. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish

    Dec 31, 2000
    Berkeley, CA
    [quote author=reefman_MC link=board=General;num=1083035008;start=0#0 date=04/26/04 at 20:03:28]Could canisters getting old in my RO/DI be causing this?                                                                                  [/quote]

    YES! I know that one from experience. I was really mad at myself when I did that same thing on my last tank. Slacked for close to a year or more and nasty algae set in.

    Funny thing is, I am on the verge of doing it again if I don't get off my butt and order my RO replacement filters. I am so dumb, it takes me a few times to learn something. ;) ;D

    Thanks for the reminder!!!

    (A lot of fish won't touch hair algae. I think there's some blennys and maybe a rabbit fish but I forget. But not much. And even those things will have a hard time. That and how fast it spreads are the evil thing about hair algae. ;D )