Hair algae outbreak

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Aparker2005

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Hey everyone! We've had a bad outbreak of brown hair algae it seems. It comes off rather easily, and is slimy and wavy. I'm having a hard time deciding if this is just ugly phase or something is off. I haven't had time the last few days to check my parameters. Tank has been set up since May 4th.

Water is crystal clear, corals growing, fish all living with no signs of stress.

I try and take some off with weekly water changes, but it's not seeming to help.

I took my lights down. We have the new 2 Current USA R24 LEDs on this tank. Levels were all 100% except whites which were at 35.

I took them down to 85% blurb, 30% white, 10% red and greens. Hoping this helps and it was too much lighting.

Hermits and astrea snails don't seem to be touching the stuff.

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2 months….uglies……scape it off and take it out.
Check to see nutrients are not elevated.
Get some snails going on the affected areas, and redirect them back to those areas by hand.
Mexicans if you can get and or Nirite for small areas.
 
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