You know you have a Hair Algae problem when.....

Discussion in 'Algae' started by ingtar_shinowa, Mar 19, 2011.

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  1. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    When you can LITERALLY pull out GHA by the handful. Guess I need to put in some GFO lol. At least my SPS look great.
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    You know that just begs for pictures. :confused:

    Also kind of throws a kink into the notion that all sps require pristine water quality. Is the algae consuming the nutrients and or phosphates so quickly that is it acting as a modified turf scrubber ? Inquiring mind want to know. :confused:
     
  4. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    The GHA most definitely take up any nutrients before they can effect the SPS. The downside is that the GHA will disrupt flow and shade the corals causing a bit of STN. Nothing they wont recover from I presume. The worst part of my psudo neglect is that over half of my frags had grown onto each other's plugs or onto my frag rack. My blue/green cyphastrea has about an inch along my acrylic frag rack in every direction and most my acros have too. Pictures are a pain for me because I have no way to link my camera to my PC and need to have my wife do it! Just look at my early GHA images and understand its worse ;-)
    All I need to do I add GFO to my empty reactors and it should take care of itself.
     
  5. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    Cheryl do you have those zoas in your avatar? PS speaking of zoas I found 3 lost zoa plugs while weeding!
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    LOL who knows what else you'll find.
     
  7. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    No I just photo chopped images of my orange lunar eclipse. Going to have to change that avatar. :-/
     
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  9. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    lol 2in10 I found 2 chalice frags, a couple monti frags, and 2 birds nest I had forgot about. This might make me the worst reefer ever.
     
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    dowtish Horrid Stonefish

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    sounds like actual lawn work...and finding money in the laundry...hahahaha