Should i scrub it off or not?

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Hello all,

I'm experiencing some GHA (I think)

It's been going on since the tank has cycled it minor but it bugs me every time I see it,

I posted before about it and the verdict was just leave it it should eventually go away,

But every I look at it it makes me frustrated lol

Just wondering people's opinions on it

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Thanks
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Okay I guess next water change I know what I gotta do
Better to keep up on it. While eradication won't happen, it'll keep you from doing something crazy. Algae is a normal part of a tank growing up. People are too quick to start using chemicals when they're really not needed.
 
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Hello all,

I'm experiencing some GHA (I think)

It's been going on since the tank has cycled it minor but it bugs me every time I see it,

I posted before about it and the verdict was just leave it it should eventually go away,

But every I look at it it makes me frustrated lol

Just wondering people's opinions on it

I can post what ever information you need just ask me

Thanks
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manual remove I used tooth brush on rocks
 
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Better to keep up on it. While eradication won't happen, it'll keep you from doing something crazy. Algae is a normal part of a tank growing up. People are too quick to start using chemicals when they're really not needed.
Yeah I agree using chemicals doesn't sound like something I want to introduce to my system,

It's so hard to look at my tank and see others tanks be so perfect, but I may be a little impatient considering this system is new,
If u have a protein skimmer just turn the water level up a 1/4 turn. Run charcoal or carbon for 3 days.
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So your saying do a more wet skim, and add carbon? What exactly does carbon do in this situation?
 

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Yeah I agree using chemicals doesn't sound like something I want to introduce to my system,

It's so hard to look at my tank and see others tanks be so perfect, but I may be a little impatient considering this system is new,

So your saying do a more wet skim, and add carbon? What exactly does carbon do in this situation?
tooth brush and overload on snails then bring most of the snails back when they eat it all
 
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Yeah I agree using chemicals doesn't sound like something I want to introduce to my system,

It's so hard to look at my tank and see others tanks be so perfect, but I may be a little impatient considering this system is new,

So your saying do a more wet skim, and add carbon? What exactly does carbon do in this situation?
I keep carbon in my filter all the time. It helps keep the water clean, reduces nutrients to a certain extent and will help remove any chemicals that find their way into the tank. I had awful GHA in my tank. Started around 6 months and lasted for 2 or 3 months. Remove what you can by hand and ride the wave.
 

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someone told you green hair algae will just go away? lol, the truth is that you will be fighting algae as long as you have an aquarium. Developing good husbandry habits is the best way to combat algae
 
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I keep carbon in my filter all the time. It helps keep the water clean, reduces nutrients to a certain extent and will help remove any chemicals that find their way into the tank. I had awful GHA in my tank. Started around 6 months and lasted for 2 or 3 months. Remove what you can by hand and ride the wave.
Okay sounds like a plan then,
Get a toothbrush
Maybe do 20% waterchange on the day I scrub,
add some carbon
turn skimmer to a bit more of a wet skim

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someone told you green hair algae will just go away? lol, the truth is that you will be fighting algae as long as you have an aquarium. Developing good husbandry habits is the best way to combat algae
I do water changes every weekend 10%

Nitrates usually 2.5ppm
Phosphate 0.03

Every 3 days I change out the socks

Twice a week I test water parameters

I feel like the husbandry isn't lacking unless there is something I'm missing?
 
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someone told you green hair algae will just go away? lol, the truth is that you will be fighting algae as long as you have an aquarium. Developing good husbandry habits is the best way to combat algae

The thread where people said leave it
 

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I do water changes every weekend 10%

Nitrates usually 2.5ppm
Phosphate 0.03

Every 3 days I change out the socks

Twice a week I test water parameters

I feel like the husbandry isn't lacking unless there is something I'm missing?
You're doing everything correctly. Starting with dry rock there's no way to avoid the uglies. There are many cycles to an aquarium, not just the nitrogen cycle. Don't let it get excessive and seed some coraline if you haven't
 

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2 turban snails
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2 blue legged hermits

If you think I need more I'll get more
Tank size? Check out reefcleaners.org and get the package for 1/2 your tank size.
 

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I do water changes every weekend 10%

Nitrates usually 2.5ppm
Phosphate 0.03

Every 3 days I change out the socks

Twice a week I test water parameters

I feel like the husbandry isn't lacking unless there is something I'm missing?
that sounds excellent. Is your tank new, and did you start with dry base rock? If the answer to both is yes, then it will pass in time, provided you keep up with the good husbandry. A tank is very screwy for the first 6 months (especially when you start with dry base rock), unfortunately patience is an important part of this hobby. Just keep it up, don't get discouraged.
 
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