I am puzzled about green hair algae.

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Midnight_Madman, Sep 21, 2015.

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  1. Midnight_Madman

    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    I also cut feeding back a lot over the last 2 months.
     
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    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    It's obviously not so tiny.:)
    Most people don't realize how much waste a Fish actually produces.Some fish like triggers make an enormous amount. Letting it grow out will not help.As it starts to die it feeds more growth.
     
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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Look to your algae eaters and clean up crew, every time algae types start taking hold I add new charcoal/brand name, phosban passively run and I buy the invert or fish that eats algae.

    Chitons, Abalone, Urchin, Trochus, Astraea, Certh. Every time I add a good algae eater it's has resolved the issue if: it was not Byropsis or Dino, or Cyano. My Rabbit/Fox Face is a champ, but I DO NOT RECOMMEND BUYING A FISH FOR A PROBLEMS RELATED TO HUSBANDRY, or starfish, or sea slug.

    Algae issue do not resolve over night either, it takes weeks. I am just now seeing the tail end of new tank bloom.

    If you're using RO/DI that test well, and not over feeding, then I would look at adding a more diverse clean up crew and trying some phosguard, phosban, GFO as directed and to a lesser dose, start small and move up, go by a much lesser recommended dose.
     
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    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    I forgot to mention that is one other thing I did too, I added a clean up crew from reefs2go about a month ago.
    I basically did everything possible, and it is now back
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    What kind of cuc is the question though? Are you absolutely sure it's GHA?
     
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    I forget which package I ordered but it came with a mix of all.
    I am not 110% sure its GHA I'll try to get a picture of it
     
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    This is about 2 weeks of T5s on, before that the LR were clear of it
     

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    I am battling wicked hair algae after my upgrade. My plan is to size my skimmer body to my pump. My skimmer pump was too small for the body, so I just purchased a new body (the one sold with the pump) to elp improve skimming that was pretty minimal. Additionally, I plan to add a 36 square inch algae (4" x 9" with a 200 gph pump) scrubber designed using this link here:

    https://docs.zoho.com/sheet/published.do?rid=b0tmj6d91ce368ee542aba6b2b670ae00412b

    Lastly, I plan to add either an urchin or few Mexican turbo snails, lettuce nudibranch (last resort, as they die without algae) or a sea hare, or a combination of the 4, to clean up the hair algae that is left after my nutrient drop.

    I also plan to do weekly 4-8% water changes
     
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    Would you agree from my pic that it is GHA?