Is this hair algae?

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Can anyone help ID this, it's very stringy looks like hair algae? The tank is only around 4 months old I keep cleaning it off but it's back within 2/3 days all water parameters are normal thanks.

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Reply #1

Almost certain it is mate.. read up on the Ugly stage of the cycle four weeks is early days..

Good luck


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Sorry 4 months not 4 weeks!!


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Cheers for the reply mate, will it clear up on its own eventually or am I best adding something to the tank to clear it up? Thanks

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Hi mate,

I don’t claim to be an expert and can only advise as I would do.. there’s always someone more experienced out there lol

With that said if your water parameters are normal then I’d just continue with weekly water changes and filter maintenance...   

Nitrates and Phosphates should be monitored.

Less food, less light, regular water changes should put you in the right direction.. keep tank stock down and invest in a decent clean up crew

If the GHA becomes to much manual removal is never a bad shout!


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Hi I had the same problem. It’s now all gone and stayed away. I’ve put a post in the beginners question section about it which should help you.

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Reply #6

Looks like normal hair algae rather than bryopsis, so I should think that a banded trochus snail will do the job.

As @A1 mentions, you should also keep an eye on nitrate and phosphate. 
Aim for 2-10ppm of nitrate and 0.03-0.06 of phosphate but I wouldn't go any lower than that as you'll be a risk of starving your corals.


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