Green Hair Algea

Discussion in 'Algae' started by williamstljz530, Feb 22, 2004.

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  1. williamstljz530

    williamstljz530 Plankton

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    :-/ How can I Defeat or Cripple Green Hair Algae?
    I don't want to deprive my corals and Anemones of light.
     
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  3. Pipe_Organ

    Pipe_Organ Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I just went through this same problem with my tank. My problem turned out to be water quality. My membrane on my r/o was 3 years old. One of the other members here {Karlas} told me about Trochus snails. They eat green hair algea. You may have to cut it back a bit but they take care of the rest. As the tank water improved the algea actually started to die off. Soon I'll have to buy algea for the Trochus snails to eat. ~Jack
     
  4. Scuba

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    I have to agree with Pipe_Organ, water is the most common problem with green hair algae.
     
  5. williamstljz530

    williamstljz530 Plankton

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    Thanks! I will check the quality of R>O> I am getting. I brought this algae in on a piece of rock, but I bet the water still contributes.
     
  6. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I had imported some hair algae on a piece of rock one time. I took the rock out of the tank and with a toothbrush I scrubbed all the hair algae off. Never saw it again.

    J
     
  7. williamstljz530

    williamstljz530 Plankton

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    yes i done the tooth brush scrub yesterday. The rock that is guilty happens to have an anenome on it so i had to use alot of caution.,and left a little in some places. I still gotr rid of most of it.