Bryopsis/Green hair Algae

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  1. shaunn

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    HI Guy

    I am afrid to say I am losing the fight with Bryopsis/Green hair Algae i almost have tried every thing


    I am running bio cubes
    Low stocked tank
    Running phosphate remover
    RO water is @ 0 tds
    Reduced the light cycle to 5 hours a day

    Can any body help me to send me in the right direction
     
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    where is it? what is it growing on? Is it bryopsis or GHA?
     
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    it mostly growing on the rocks and and some place's on the substrate
     
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    how old is the Rock/substrate? it may be leaching the required nutrients required for it's growth, have you tried cooking method on the LR have you also tried some sort of algae scrubber.
     
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    algae scrubber have not tired yet
     
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    I have not tried the cooking method what does that intel

    the LR was dead rock and been sitting in the sun for a few years
     
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    It includes taking the rock out the display, giving it a good scrub and dropping in a bucket, suspended, with lots of turbulence/flow and every day for the next 4-6 weeks do a water change, keep it at a fair temperature around 24.5 to 24.7 Degrees C until the GHA dies off and all the excess nutrients within the rock have been (hopefully) removed, otherwise rinse and repeat.
     
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    Try running your Mg higher 1650 it helps with the fight
     
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    i was having issues with GHA and i was initially going to work on the UAS as found on this site, that didnt work for me due to the minimal space in a nano.

    I eventually found a way to control it by building a mini fuge.

    what i've learned about GHA so far is that you need to out compete it for everything it needs to thrive.
     

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