Bryopsis/Green hair Algae

Discussion in 'Nuisance Algae' started by shaunn, 20 Jul 2015.

  1. shaunn

    shaunn

    Joined:
    26 Sep 2011
    Posts:
    2,179
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    JHB
    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
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. zippy

    zippy

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2014
    Posts:
    588
    Likes Received:
    98
    Location:
    Alberton
    where is it? what is it growing on? Is it bryopsis or GHA?
     
  4. shaunn

    shaunn Thread Starter

    Joined:
    26 Sep 2011
    Posts:
    2,179
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    JHB
    it mostly growing on the rocks and and some place's on the substrate
     
  5. zippy

    zippy

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2014
    Posts:
    588
    Likes Received:
    98
    Location:
    Alberton
    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.
     
  6. shaunn

    shaunn Thread Starter

    Joined:
    26 Sep 2011
    Posts:
    2,179
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    JHB
    algae scrubber have not tired yet
     
  7. shaunn

    shaunn Thread Starter

    Joined:
    26 Sep 2011
    Posts:
    2,179
    Likes Received:
    36
    Location:
    JHB
    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
     
  8. zippy

    zippy

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2014
    Posts:
    588
    Likes Received:
    98
    Location:
    Alberton
    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.
     
  9. MistaOrange

    MistaOrange

    Joined:
    20 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    7,756
    Likes Received:
    94
    Location:
    Somewhere in Cape Town
    Try running your Mg higher 1650 it helps with the fight
     
    Perky Pets likes this.
  10. Filthy Mcnasty

    Filthy Mcnasty

    Joined:
    25 May 2015
    Posts:
    117
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Fourways, Johannesburg
    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.
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Bryopsis Green hair Forum Date
Is this definitely bryopsis? Nuisance Algae 22 Jul 2014
Bryopsis algae dissapearing after 2 days Nuisance Algae 16 Jul 2014
Prodibio and Bryopsis and ... Nuisance Algae 18 Jun 2014
Tell me this is not Bryopsis... Nuisance Algae 30 Oct 2013
Bryopsis algae under fluorescence excitation Photography 16 Jan 2013
Bryopsis General Discussions and Advice 14 May 2012
Bryopsis? The only thing I fear Nuisance Algae 16 Mar 2012