help green hair alge

Discussion in 'Algae' started by greyhawk, Oct 27, 2005.

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  1. ReefBuilderNJ

    ReefBuilderNJ Astrea Snail

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    make sure the bulb in your uv isnt more than 6 -9 months old.you may want to try a few algae blennies and a rabbit fish, i heard these guys love the algae. good luck
     
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  3. allaboutfish37

    allaboutfish37 Feather Duster

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    coraline growth?I have lots of coraline growth so no chance of the green stuff.see what happens when don't clean your tank for 3 weeks..was working at lot:mad: [​IMG]
     
  4. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    ouch. Better buy a large pack if razor blades :)

    I hate when that happens

    J
     
  5. Country

    Country Plankton

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    I find Coraline algae a love/hate relationship. ;D
     
  6. SAW39

    SAW39 Ritteri Anemone

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    Bird lady said it first and Covey expanded: The algae is there because something is feeding it. With all of the creatures in your tank, a lot of ammonia is being produced and the nitrogen cycle is producing fertilizer for the algae. The nitrate test is more tricky than those for pH, ammonia, etc. and I would question the results the test is showing you.
    I humbly suggest cutting down on the feedings and cleaning out or otherwise improving the efficiency of your skimmer.
     
  7. Scuba

    Scuba Fire Shrimp

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    I was haveing a larg problem with algae about year ago, along with the snalls I was changing about 20 % of the water every week for about 2 months and only had the lights on for 5 hours a day, I also tryed to remove a lot of it by hand.
     
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  9. SAW39

    SAW39 Ritteri Anemone

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    You could always send the algae to me. My lemonpeel angel loves it!