PhycoEx Removes unwanted Algae

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  1. brentv

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    Hi Guys,
    I have been advised by a friend that lives in Switzerland (actually have asked him to join MASA!) to use this product to remove unwanted algae from a mixed reef tank!
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    Has anyone heard of it or something similar here in S.A.???:whistling:
     
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  3. Suhayl

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    Never seen it before. What type algae do you want to rid of?
     
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    GHA (Green Hairy Algae) apparently my mate reckons this stuff works like the bomb but it aint cheap, that's why I was wondering if there are any of our suppliers this side that know of this product or a similar!
    My big hastle with GHA in my tank is it is in all the tiny grooves and around the fringes of some of my corals, which makes it very hard to syphon or scrub!
     
  5. Suhayl

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    This is how I helped my friend rid is hair algae. Firstly changed the ro filters to et a 0 tds reading. Than installed 2 reacters with very high quality carbon and phosphate media. Cleaned out the sump from dirt and dialed up the skimmer to skim wet. Weekly 15% water changes using Red Sea salt. Within 2 months is was all gone.
     
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    just lower ur nutrient levels
     
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    Must admit I use Seachem Carbon but only occassionally (haven't had any in for about 3 months!!!) Maybe I must start dosing this again... never tried Phos!

    Anyway here is some info on the back of this bottle (yes in german if anyone wants to translate for us??? Maybe Marcel/Luckyfish??)


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  8. Suhayl

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    This bottle must be a kind of phosphate remover. I was thinking coulpe years back one of my friends tried the Sera liquid phosohate remover and it worked for hair algae. Its available at most lfs stores, try some it might just work for you.
     
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    Are you running cabon inside a reacter or bag? Carbon must be run all the time removes allot of pollutants from the water and helps make the water clear.
     
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    Normally just ran it in pantyhose!!!
     
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    erm hope i dont get any1 here upset but have a look at Rogs thread about him removing his dsb and going with the carbon dosing regime on SARK his tank ws overun with gha and now its all gone.

    i also agree with suhyl add a good quality carbon and phos remover and dont overfeeed ur tank and do reg wc will help lots.

    oh andd a refugium growing macro algaes also helps.
     
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    Hello Brent and every one on MASA!

    I can send u all a user guide PhycoEx.
    The problem with Hair algae is Phosphate!!! :(

    If ur tanks Phosphate in relationship to Nitrat is more than the Nitrat u will have Hair algae.

    So if ur Tank has 0mg/l Nitrat and 0,01mg/l Phosphat = Algae
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    45mg/l Nitrat and 0,5mg/l Phosphat = Algae

    The best would be to have Nitrat on 1mg/l and Phosphat on 0,01mg/l!
    The SPS and LPS love it!!!
    About 95% of the Aquarium holders in Switzerland using aqua connect contraphos. It is a phosphate removal.

    But not me! :tt2: I am the mad SA in Switzerland!!! If my tank is on 0mg/l Nitrat and 0,01mg/l Phosphat i would add Nitrat! Yes i am mad, i know! But this is what works! If u add 1 ml Nitrat to every 200 l of Aquarium water max for 3 days and test again. U will bring ur Nitrat up and it will auto drop the Phosphat in the tank = bye bye algae.

    In my old tank i was doing this and i did not even have to clean the glas for 7 to 8 days!

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    Yeah dude... but you were also giving your fish to much vodka to drink!!:tt2::tt2:
     
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    Well vodka is good for you!!!:p
    Look at the Russion Girls!!! :tt2: If vodka is good for them, then it is good fort he fish! :yeahdude:
     
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    We don't get to many Russian girls in South Africa, swiss boy!:tt2::tt2:
    But yip I agree!!!:yeahdude:
     
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    I will send you all the Infos this weekend! Work is killing me!!! :blush:
     
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    Why are we waiting:whistling::whistling::whistling::tt2:
     
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    Hello Brent

    I found it in Switzerland for CHF 72.40 for 500ml, that is about R510 plus Post.

    To treat your Aquarium - reduce the the Lights burning to 4 h a day. - remove Filtermaterial, but not the DB - add 6ml phycoEx / per 100 l Aquarium Water every second day for max 10 days. (I normely only do 8 days.)

    If you put it into your tank the water will go blue, this is normal. Keep the protein skimmer running alle the time!!!

    If you need more info, then please call me over Viber! :tt2:
     
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