Know Thy Algae Enemy!!!

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So just wanted to share my success story since you see so many questions about this on here. I have a Nuvo 20 mixed reef tank with loads of coral, running for 2.5 years and only one clown fish. All parameters perfect.
All the sudden I had what I thought was mountains of green hair algae. Killing coral and crowding out the tank.
I did all the normal things. Reduced feeding, lowered lights, blackouts, manually pulled, etc...
Finally I went to a LFS and my dude told me it wasn't GHA rather it was bryopsis based on the fern looking quality. By fern I mean up close it was a fern.
He recommended using reflux to knock it out... 3 weeks later after the treatment... The tank is perfect! Nothing left. It took some care with filter changes and such but it's the first night and day effect in this hobby I have ever seen.
The point? Know who/what you are fighting and how to knock it out.
Post investigation exposed that I probably got it from a frag I took from my works fish tank. That tank had a bad bryopsis outbreak that knocked out the tank.
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