Hair algae

Donnie Myers

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Does anyone have tips on getting rid of hair algae? I use RO/DI water and my phosphate's read zero on API test kit and nitrates are around 10. I do weekly water changes and run protein skimmer 24/7.
 
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Does anyone have tips on getting rid of hair algae? I use RO/DI water and my phosphate's read zero on API test kit and nitrates are around 10. I do weekly water changes and run protein skimmer 24/7.
Chances are it's a lighting and a Silicate issue...What substrate did you use. You should consider adding a UV sterilizer to your list :)
 

What have you found to be the best things/methods to beat hair algae? (choose all that apply)

  • Hydrogen peroxide

    Votes: 17 14.8%
  • Lawn Mower Blenny (or other fish)

    Votes: 21 18.3%
  • Manual Removal

    Votes: 56 48.7%
  • Rock Scrubbing

    Votes: 20 17.4%
  • Lowered Phosphates

    Votes: 26 22.6%
  • Tank Blackouts

    Votes: 6 5.2%
  • Urchins

    Votes: 30 26.1%
  • Fluconazole

    Votes: 10 8.7%
  • Granular Ferric Oxide (GFO)

    Votes: 10 8.7%
  • UV Sterilizer

    Votes: 7 6.1%
  • Refugium

    Votes: 27 23.5%
  • Algae Scrubber

    Votes: 7 6.1%
  • Clean Up Crew

    Votes: 51 44.3%
  • Lighting Change

    Votes: 11 9.6%
  • Sea Hare

    Votes: 10 8.7%
  • Vibrant

    Votes: 15 13.0%
  • Other (please explain in thread)

    Votes: 10 8.7%

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