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Ok reefers....I have a fee patches of this stuff in my tank. Is this green hair algae? If it is how do I get rid of it? I moved my tank and while my water is clear, fish and coral are happy still my numbers have changed. I have to dose KH to keep my numbers up...some of my coraline algae has disappeared and cynobacteria had grown in a fee spots on my top rock. I just need help cleaning this up before it gets out of control. I pick it with forceps and it gies away but quickly grows back :( just need some suggestions. I have a 32 gallin Nano biocube. I run carbon 2nd chamber off and on 2 weeks alternate and floss top chamber and chaeto on the bottom with some rock. Tell me what causes this and how to rid it in my tank!

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Parameters? Clean up crew ?

looks like a job for some hermits and some trochus snails. Maybe an algae blenny.
My number are good. Kh is a little low at 7 been dosing. Nitrates, Nitrites are 0 Calcium 460 Mag 1450 PH 8.0 Ammonia 0 Temp 77.5 salinity 1.026 I have a few hermits left 3 and about 8 cereth snails 2 turbo and like 3 astreia snails but my tank is small...I keep picking it and it grows back.
 

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My number are good. Kh is a little low at 7 been dosing. Nitrates, Nitrites are 0 Calcium 460 Mag 1450 PH 8.0 Ammonia 0 Temp 77.5 salinity 1.026 I have a few hermits left 3 and about 8 cereth snails 2 turbo and like 3 astreia snails but my tank is small...I keep picking it and it grows back.
Phosphates are a important one too. 0 nitrate is strange, your not using api test kits are you?

what are you feeding the tank? Any aminos or anything? Reef roids?
 
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Ive struggled with 0 nutrients and algae when my tank was new. Algae went away and nutrients stayed near undetectable until i started to dose them. Algae is feeding off the nutrients in the water faster than the bacteria can stabilize. Likely from rock and sand, nothing major. Still doing its thang.
 
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Phosphates are a important one too. 0 nitrate is strange, your not using api test kits are you?

what are you feeding the tank? Any aminos or anything? Reef roids?
I have 0 phos as well I run a GFO reactor and have a refugium....honestly since day one they have not changed...I'm sure they are in there just in the rock work and chaeto algae. I feed the tank rinsed mysis shrimp and like 3 times a month I use phyto and zoo plankton about 1 ml of each. The green hair algae may have come in on a coral :(
 

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Try an urchin... My guy absolutely loves any form of algae besides bubble (my experience). Simply destroys anything in his path. A very inexpensive / interesting addition.
 

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