Dennis-1/Hair algae-0

Discussion in 'Algae' started by DSC reef, May 7, 2013.

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  1. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    I got tired of watching hair algae slowly take over my coraline covered rocks and after searching for remedies I finally said h*** with it. I made 35 gallons of salt water and completely tore down my bowfront and hand scrubbed every rock with a tooth brush. I removed about 95% of hair algae on the rocks. So with the tank empty I decided to clean my sand bed and re aqua scape as well. 7 hours later and I have a new tank. I also went out and bought a new current nova pro 6 bulb T5 fixture because zoo med just plainly sucks. I'm really happy with the results of the hard work. I also removed my sleeper goby so all my corals no longer need dusting every 2 hours. I will post pics when I get home from work today.
     
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  3. Chance

    Chance Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Well then. You're probably going to go through another mini cycle. You basically have a brand new tank. Did you rinse the rock after you scrubbed it?
     
  4. reefer Bob

    reefer Bob Montipora Digitata

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    Going to the extreme. I'm slowly but surely beating my gha. It's funny when people would see my tank & comment on how cool the gha looked. Non reefers haha
     
  5. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    I scrubbed it in water from my DT and rinsed it in new saltwater. I only drained 50% of water from my DT and only scrubbed the rocks with algae. It will be fine.
     
  6. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    That's too funny! I have friends asking where I bought that neat rock with green hair, lol. I just laugh and shake my head.
     
  7. reefer Bob

    reefer Bob Montipora Digitata

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    I love talking about basic water parameters with people & how they all can effect each other. It totally blows their mind lol.
     
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  9. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    Nice job! I'm way too lazy to scrub my rock lol.
     
  10. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Thanks alex. Heres an after pic, everyone looks happy today.
     

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    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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  12. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Looks nkce, hope it helps long term.