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dblock1975
01/05/2007, 04:27 PM
is there ANY way to get rid of hair algae? my uv bulb went and before i realized it, there was hair algae all over my rocks. i really don't want to get rid of the rock, so if there is any treatment or something that will help me get rid of the algae, please help me out. thanks

jiffy176
01/05/2007, 04:53 PM
I took mine out and scrubbed it off, never came back.

Or get some mexican super turbo snails they will soon make a meal of it

drummereef
01/05/2007, 04:56 PM
Use RO/DI water and limit excess nutrients. Use a PO4 media like Phosguard.

six.line
01/05/2007, 05:42 PM
Getting creatures that eat it are hit and miss. It's a better bet to attack why it's growing.

Is your refugium running well? I mean, is the macro algae growing?

Are you feeding too much? Can you tone it down some?

Is your skimmer pulling junk out of the water?

Are you running activated carbon or phosphate remover?

Is your water RO/DI?

Those things will take care of a strong majority of hair algae problems.

Good luck.

lpkirby
01/05/2007, 06:53 PM
You prob. have other problems, if it started after your UV Bulb went out, than that means your water quality is bad. UV is not a get a round on Water parm.
Just my .02

dblock1975
01/06/2007, 11:10 AM
thanks. i am going to try everything that you all mentioned. i will let you know how it turns out. thanks again for the advice!