Geen hair algae GHA

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  1. KAPNEL

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    Need some help, all parameters good PH8.1 SALINITY 1024 (34) CA465 ALK8.3 MAG1035 Nit0 Phos0 but this stuff is growing. What do I do? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    How old is your tank?
     
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    Maybe get a turkey blaster and blast rocks but its also part of the process imo
     
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    Maruis your Mg is rather low. Address that 1st
     
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    cant see that clearly on the pics, but does it have a feathery look. might be bryopsis and not gha
     
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    Nope, it is like strands of hair
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    Bryopsis, derbesia... Gha, cyano.. All not cool!
    All nutrient related, so lets tackle that.
    When you measure po4, are you using a test kit? Find someone that has a photometer / hanna / milwaukee low range checker.
    Even if that measures 0, you could be dealing with substrate / rock bound nutrients.
    Have you removed your bioballs from your overflow weir?
    How much do you feed and what?
    Fish bioload?
     
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    Irie if lights are on for 2 long could this not be a cause to aggravate the growth? I agree nutrients are most likely a cause. Does the tank have sufficient flow?
     
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    Remember sometimes your phosphate will read as 0 on test kit as the phosphate is being used up by the algae.
     
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    You could also reduce lighting time.
     
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    Leave it you tank is still going threw a mature stage if your parameters is good like yours then yes just leave it it will go away ratchet get yourself a algae eater fish like a salaris or fox fase
     
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    If you have too many blue lights and not enough white lights could that not give you an alge problem ???
     
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    Normally the other way around. But algae is more a nutrient problem than a light one. If your tank has too many nutrients, nuisance algae isnt too fussy as to what lights it needs.
     
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    Had the same problem, id not worry about it too much.. Tank still cycling..
     
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    Agree with the previous posts, I would double check that there isn't any kind of dead growth on any of the rocks, like a dying sponge or something, just incase something like that might be leaching nutrients into the system. Otherwise I would get one of those big turbo snails (Saltwater Aquarium Snails for Marine Aquariums: Turbo Snail ) (even if you only keep him for a short period of time until the system balances - because he might run out of algae to eat) or a algae eating blenny of some kind.
     
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