Hair Algae Is All Gone!

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    Hiker4twenty

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    Well, after about 2 months + of fighting hair algae its finally all gone as of this morning. It was a hard fought battle, but that scummy stuff lost this time. I had to pull a lot of it out, increase my cuc, added an algae blenny, increase the volume of water changes, cut my feedings down by 33% and cut my lighting down by 50%. I'm slowly going to start increasing my lighting back to 8hpd.

    It was very frustrating and I felt like giving up on the hobby, but it was well worth the effort and aggrivation. It feels great to have a clean looking tank again.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Gotta love it when you win the algae war.:D
    Congratulations.How about a FTS to celebrate?
     
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    Congrats! :D

    I fought mine in my old tank for like 6 months. :grumble:
     
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    Congratulations...I'm happy to hear that you have it under control now.
     
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    Congrats on getting it all under control!
     
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    I bet that feels good. Good for you for not giving up!
     
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    Thanks everyone! I took some shots last night, but forgot to bring my camera with me to upload this morning. I'll get an updated FTS up soon.
     
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    Good to hear a happy ending!!
     
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    A little patience and hard work always pays off. WTG! :)
     
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    I know exactly how you feel!! Congrats on winning. It will start looking better and better as the coraline starts to grow back.
     
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    Here's an updated FTS from last night.

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    FTS on 4/18/10.

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    I'll trade you. Here's a closer pic of them just to be sure you still want them.

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    Hopefully I'll have better luck with milli's this time around.
     
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    Wow those duncans are incredible! I really want to replace the ones I lost in my tank crash. I want them to look like yours!
     
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    Thanks Sarah! They love my tank I guess. It's because they get to eat good, I think? I started off with 3 heads (2 were abou the size of a nickle and 1 was the size of the eraser on a pencil). Since then they have exploaded and now have 18 heads at last count. If they ever decided to start growing more skeleton so I can frag maybe we can do a frag trade?
     
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