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I have a ton of green hair algae in my evo 13.5, anyone have any tips on getting rid of it?
 
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Manually remove/siphon out, check NO3 and PO4 are in range, lessen feeding, shorten light intervals, add CUC if you don’t have and a tang or 2 depending on tank size and lawnmower blenny. Be patient. Will take time to eradicate.
 

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How long has the tank been running? Any close by windows that let sun hit it? How long are your lights on for? How often do you do water changes? My Court jester gobie grazes on gha all day, also variety of turbo snails will help.
 
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Sorry I’m just now seeing this but it’s been running for about a month and I do water changes every two weeks. And my lights are on for about 10 hours everyday, and it is not near by any windows.
How long has the tank been running? Any close by windows that let sun hit it? How long are your lights on for? How often do you do water changes? My Court jester gobie grazes on gha all day, also variety of turbo snails will help.
 
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Manually remove/siphon out, check NO3 and PO4 are in range, lessen feeding, shorten light intervals, add CUC if you don’t have and a tang or 2 depending on tank size and lawnmower blenny. Be patient. Will take time to eradicate.
Would a lawnmower Blenny be okay in a 13 Gallon tank? I know that tangs will not be able to.
 
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So here is the algae
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Good deal, I’m gonna get some more snails and probably a lawnmower blenny, thanks for all the help!
Lucky guy- that’s GHA. A sea slug will smash through it if you can get one. Blue hermits, snails, urchins, lawnmower Blenny, and tangs will eat it
 

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Tailspot blenny is a good size for your tank.
Vibrant is an algae eating bacteria, takes 3 or 4 weeks. Good results in my waterbox 10.
 
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