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    Take this Hair Algea

    I am getting serious about fighting back my Bryopsis. I already had a 55 gal fuge full of macro, along with a Phosban reactor. In addition, I picked my Ph up to 8.5. Now I have added Ozone and a monster skimmer.

    Here is what it looks like...

    http://aquariacanada.com/PhotoPost/d...V-400.JPG?6194

    http://aquariacanada.com/PhotoPost/d...izer-thumb.JPG

    This has got to do it!!

    It has only been hooked up a week, but the change in water clarity is dramatic. Now we'll see if the algea fades. Wish me luck.

    Bill

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    Cool

    thats stuff sucks eh, you'll beat it. if you can take whatever rocks accessable out and scrub with a toothbrush in saltwater. It'll help.

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    Vodka helped me deal with mine... at first i was just drinking it to ease the pain of the algae problem , then i found out i could add it to my tank and it worked great lol
    too corny
    Mark
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    Wow, nice job! Keep us posted!

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    Bvoss the stuff can be a real Pita and on the wallet

    keep the skimmer clean!

    Vodka sounds good though I prefer Rye.

    Good luck
    Lou

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    I have tons of this stuff on rocks that I can't remove and my Clam. Anychance some of this will starve to death and fade away without scrubbing?

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    do not use vodka in your tank. It does absolutley nothing and may cause problems like burning the gills of your fish. there was a big right up about this on RC NOV issue.
    Your going about it the right way Bill so just hang tuff. it takes some time for the cycle to reverse. kepp the feedings to a minimum but don't starve the tank. if your using golden pearls I'd stop that for now and even cyclop eeze.Once the balance has been struck with your macro algeas taking over your hair algea should disappear. I know flows not an issue in your tank

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    how long has your tank been runnig Bvoss?I know you moved but i cant remmenber......What are you putting in your phosboan reactor....?I tried every kind there is out there and spent 100$'s and to find out the only one effective to me was the rowa phos in the phoban reactor...whats you phospahte?

    Can you post pics of your ozone setup?were did you get it?If its not too much to ask how much approx did it cost you to set up the ozone...only if you dont mind....
    Derik...

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    I disagree, i helped deal with my problem, have you tried it yourself and watched the results, if not then i don't think you can say that with absolut certinity
    Mark
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    as i said in my previous post i tried the other phospahte reactors with a salifert test kit for phosphate..the only one that made a difference is the rowaphos...an di can say that at 200% of certainity
    Derik...

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