Major hair algae starting

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  1. Midnight_Madman

    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    Something else- I'm getting a light red cyno algae now on the liverock. I am really starting to wonder what is going on here. Maybe I just need even more water changes?
     
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  3. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    The trigger is what's going on.
     
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    Probably from settled detritus on those areas. I blow off my live rock daily, part of my routine. Don't cut back back feeding too much, fish are happy when there fat and the clean up crew too.
     
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    Might need to add more to your filtration to keep up with the bioload like bio pellets. My reef tank is over stocked and I over feed according to today's standards but I set up my filtration to accompany my bio load. No algae or cyano. Maybe a little algae but my tang loves grazing ;)
     
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    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    I just finished another physical cleaning, I used a toothbrush and got all the hair algae loose and scooped it up with a net (very tedious!) I moved my two hydor circulation pumps to the sides facing inward and I'm doing another small water change in a little while.
     
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    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    So who is thinking I have two choices
    A: Have the triggerfish and high waste - possibly just keeping a lower light tank possibly no soft corals
    B: No triggerfish - lower waste and high light tank and keep soft corals
     
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  9. chum

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    that is a tough one. i was going to get rid of my moorish idol, blue throat trigger, and a harlequin tusk to have a mixed reef. its hard to get rid of them once you are attached. i just doubled my filtration and i may add sps down the road.
     
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    Oh I won't get rid of him, his name is Fletcher and he is very handsome!
     
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    If I added another wet/dry with bio balls would that be a big benefit?
     
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    I'd look into biopellets and gfo.