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Slim/Hair algae removal

Postby Howie1207 » Fri 15 Jul, 2016 9:15 pm

Hey all.

After 10 years I have somehow introduced a slimy/fine hair type algae that is a bit prone to tank domination.

I have worked out peroxide kills it. But it only takes a tiny bit for it to grow again.

Does anyone have any decent tips to eradicate it.

Later
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Re: Slim/Hair algae removal

Postby colg » Fri 15 Jul, 2016 9:40 pm

What are your current P an N levels?
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Re: Slim/Hair algae removal

Postby wayne2.0 » Fri 15 Jul, 2016 11:49 pm

Thats a nice old tank, could it be what they used to call" old tank syndrome?

If the water tests ok, do you have snails/tangs?
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Re: Slim/Hair algae removal

Postby Black X » Fri 15 Jul, 2016 11:53 pm

Raise your salinity to 1.028
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Re: Slim/Hair algae removal

Postby AUSSIENANO » Mon 18 Jul, 2016 12:54 pm

Howie1207 wrote:Hey all.

After 10 years I have somehow introduced a slimy/fine hair type algae that is a bit prone to tank domination.

I have worked out peroxide kills it. But it only takes a tiny bit for it to grow again.

Does anyone have any decent tips to eradicate it.

Later


Turbo snails. Fantastic.
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Re: Slim/Hair algae removal

Postby Howie1207 » Mon 09 Jan, 2017 8:25 pm

I have 2 tangs and about 400 turbo snails. The only thing that kills it is peroxide..... I will now try to raise the alk really high and hopefully not kill the corals
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