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tim l flowers
06/30/2007, 12:25 AM
I started to get this thick green algae on some of my rock.Any idea what might eat it.

Billybeau1
06/30/2007, 12:29 AM
Depending on how long your tank has been set up and your regular husbandry, it may be elevated phosphates.

Give this a read and see if it helps. :)

Phosphorus: Algaes best friend
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issues/sept2002/chem.htm

hilgert
06/30/2007, 10:51 AM
I have found the following tool to be the most useful for "eating" this type of algea:

http://hilgert.com/reefimages/reefcentral/hand.jpg

-Hilgert

Spuds725
06/30/2007, 11:18 AM
Grazing snails-- turbo, astrea do a good job-- if thick and long enough, use hilgert's tool-- works like a charm-- I trim the Hair algae in my fuge with that tool-- the snails clean my tank.

drummereef
06/30/2007, 01:44 PM
Getting rid of the nutrient feeding it would be my first thought. :)

Spuds725
06/30/2007, 01:52 PM
As long as you can keep them in check, no reason to starve your tank-- it growing is removing it-- growing it where you can't see it (ie refugium) works perfectly fine-- some people use hair algae in a refugium for nutrient export.

I would only limit feeding if are unable to keep them in check no other way.