GHA problem starting

Discussion in 'Nuisance Algae' started by Sheldon12, 24 Feb 2016.

  1. Sheldon12

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    Hi All

    need help.

    im starting to get alil GHA, well i think it is on the back of my tank, its short, straight, and wavy at this point.

    Question? whats the best fish to get to help eat it up?
     
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  3. r0ckf1re

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    Hey bud, I also have some, I added two turbo snails, I had one in my tank which hitch hiked and after a few days I am noticing much less algae. Every now and then I just catch them and put them on the area with thr algae.
     
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    Hi Rockfire thanks man will give them a try
     
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  5. Dean Schreuder

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    I know not many people approve but If u got a good skimmer give it a shot.. Red Sea Nopox.
     
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  6. Dexter

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    The GHA is growing because your water parameters is something wrong with. Could be that you have high levels of phos. Do you know what the parameters are? if you sort out the water the algae will die on its own.
     
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  7. Dean Schreuder

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    NOPOX will reduce phos but so can water changes and Np reactor.. also a dsb
     
  8. Moaazo

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    I have also heard that increasing oxygen with an air pump will help
    @dallasg could advice you more about it
     
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  9. r0ckf1re

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    Keen to hear about this.
     
  10. 459b

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    I think thats for cyano bacteria
     
  11. Moaazo

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    My bad @459b
    Recently ive also been just plucking it out maybe just add a small convict tang or any small tang that will chow it
     
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    thanks guys, other than tangs and snails, what other fish will help?
     
  13. NJH

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    Depending on size of tank a Foxface is a machine when it comes to GHA. look into vinegar dosing as a form of carbon dosing. Cheaper than NoPox and works the same in my experience as I used both.
     
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    If you not keen on the chemical route look into algea turf scrubbers as well. Depending on space available the upflow algea turf scrubbers or waterfall version can be implemented.
     
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    How much vinegar would we use for a tl550?
    @NJH
     
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    P. M me your cell and I will watsapp you the calculation table.
     
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    Can you post it here, im interested to see how your table compares to my dosing regime
     
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    It is on my Watsapp as Dallasg sent it to me. I will try.

    IMG-20150117-WA0000.jpg
     
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    Also check the quality of your R.O water as this could be the source of your problem,
     
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    Nitrates and phosphates usually the problem. I would add a good phosphate remover like Rowa Phos and do water changes. Strong skimming and feeding less will help to.
     
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    Anyone can advise pm skimmer setting for the Bubble magnus curve 5.
     
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