View Full Version : Green Algae problem?

01/11/2007, 12:56 PM
Has anyone got a fix to a green hair algae issue that has recently presented itself in my tank. It came at the same time my tank got Red Slime. I've since taken care of that but I can't get the green hair out. I pulled out my LR and srubbed off most but it's already coming back. Any help out there!!!

01/11/2007, 01:08 PM
If it is new tank, then it'll be just a phase. It will pass, provided that you keep your water in good condition. Nitrates and Phosphates are fuel to the algae, so control it, and you'll be fine. Also you may want to get some snails to munch on the algae.

01/11/2007, 01:08 PM
Is your tank new?? If so, this is normal and will go away on it's own in time. If not, you may have high phosphates or nitrates causing the algae.

01/11/2007, 01:10 PM
Are you using RO/DI water? What are your nitrates and phosphates testing?

01/11/2007, 01:51 PM
The tank is not new but my lighting is. The new Coralife unit is much, much brighter than what came with the tank. My Nitrates are between 10-20. Any thoughts about a certain slug (I can't remember the name) that feeds on hair algae?