Hair Algea gone.How?

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  1. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Howzit crew.
    im proud to say that ive got absoloutley no hair algea.
    My question how did it dissapear?
    i battled with this stuff for over 10 months and then in a matter of 3 weeks all gone?????????
    i stopped manual removal altogether as i was sick of it.i never used any p04 media.
    these are the only changes that ive done to my system

    1.let Chaetomorpha take up all the space in the fuge area,this way every bit of water that was entering the sump passed through the Chaeto.

    2.been using Sodium Bicarb (robertsons) to maintain alk. (doubt this helped)
     
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    Nice Mek. Can't help with your question, but happy for you!! :thumbup:
     
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    Hmmm, i would say your tank is reaching a balance and the Chaeto is obviously out competing the algae for the nutrients, so it has basically starved. Good news is that it shouldn't return again if you speak to Sean H. he has a theory that at around a year a tank finally settles in and starts to mature, he seems to be right.
     
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    An amazing thing indeed. Having more than one tank, i have sometimes exchanged rocks from one tank to the other. Within days of introducing a hairy rock into a hairless :err: tank it disappears. :biggrinjester:
     
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    so i guess,no more trimming of Chaeto from now on.well maybe if it grows bezerk.
     
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    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    ok heres another question.i already have well cured LR for my tank after it moves and was gonna cook the existing rock.should i cook the rock thats currently in my tank or should i use it once the tank is setup?
     
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    I would leave it. Cooking is extreme, and should only be done to new Kenyan or rock that has a problem imo
     
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    Agree with Sunburst.
     
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    cool stuff guys.so this rock will go back into its home once moved.and guess dont have to throw away all the water aswell
     
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    its a pitty,the tank is a year old now,and has to be relocated
     
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