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Old 10/20/2017, 06:41 AM   #1
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Is this good algae? Photos

I like the may His looks, some sort of macro algae. It came out of nowhere. What is it and is it good?

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Old 10/20/2017, 06:49 AM   #2
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That's Green Hair Algae, some reading here:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/blog.php?b=505

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Old 10/20/2017, 07:35 AM   #3
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That's Green Hair Algae, some reading here:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/blog.php?b=505

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Is it weird that I like it? I think it looks cool.


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Old 10/20/2017, 07:40 AM   #4
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It doesn't look so cool when it smothers everything in your tank.

After a while you will be

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Old 10/20/2017, 09:49 AM   #5
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You don't want that algae, trust me. Its a plague in my tank. My fault though for letting it get bad.


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Old 10/20/2017, 09:55 AM   #6
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I have little patches here and there of that algae and it hasn't gone ballistic. From time to time I see it mowed down by my starfish or turbo snails.


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Old 10/20/2017, 12:35 PM   #7
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You don't want that algae, trust me. Its a plague in my tank. My fault though for letting it get bad.
Same goes for that Anthelia in the pic, honestly. Might as well be a weed.


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Old 10/20/2017, 02:43 PM   #8
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It doesn't look so cool when it smothers everything in your tank.
Exactly. Get some RowaPhos. And/or a refugium with a scrubber.


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Old 10/24/2017, 01:22 PM   #9
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Yep. It almost wiped out my whole tank recently. I tried fluconazole, which did beat it back quite a bit, but did not eradicate it completely. Still trying to save my prized bubble coral, but I think it's a goner, too. You definitely want to be proactive about it now, while you can.


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Old 10/24/2017, 11:29 PM   #10
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Been struggling with GHA for over a month now. Even setup HOB refugium.

Those with sumps have this problem? I thought it was only HOB filters that was
an issue holding more nitrate.

Trying Redsea stuff, so far no change except web like stuff growing on glass sides


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Old 10/25/2017, 09:38 PM   #11
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GHA is a pain when it takes over your DT. What size is your tank? If it's big enough, tangs do a great job at keeping them under control.


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