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Maidens Hair (I Believe) Taking Over Tank.
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PumaKrieg


Joined: 27 Mar 2005
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Location: Oviedo, Florida
 Maidens Hair (I Believe) Taking Over Tank.

Over the past month or so, Maidens Hair has started to take over my 56 gallon aquarium, and at this point in time is covering a majority of my colony polyps. As of recently i bought a Sailfin Tang, and he does eat the maidens hair although i cant see a noticeable effect since adding him. I also bought an emerald crab as well, although i don't know if he will really have any effect. I try to pull out the maidens hair but i pull out a lot of the colony polyps as well, and i'm desperately trying to keep them. This plant is even taking over the xenia. Very Happy
I have not tested water parameters yet, although i will do soon (need to buy new test kits). What should i do, to get rid of the maidens hair without killing my soft corals?

Thanks!
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2 True Percula Clownfish (PAIR)
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PumaKrieg


Joined: 27 Mar 2005
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Location: Oviedo, Florida
Wow.... Anyone?
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Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
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1 Puddingwife Wrasse
1 Lawnmower Blenny

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Tangman99


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Looks like our resident experts are out partying Laughing

You need to test the water first to find the cause as I'm sure you already know. You can pull it out until you are blue in the face but it will keep growing back. Check you nitrates but especially your phosphates which are very difficult to get an accurate measure of. I had it really bad once and just did several water changes and added some Rowaphos.

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PumaKrieg


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Yea i read somewhere online though that it isnt like an alagae on the fact that it thrives under high nitrates. Does anyone know if thats true?
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Xenia
Shrooms
Buttons
Starburst
Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
2 True Percula Clownfish (PAIR)
1 Puddingwife Wrasse
1 Lawnmower Blenny

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maliha3492

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Now don't take my answer as the proper way to do things. I'm just answering your question. I've had my tank up for 11 years straight now. It has been a reef tank for five years. I have never dosed anything in my tank. It only gets trace elements from the salt when I do water changes. I do use a home make two part solution for Calc and Alk that I have been using for about 2 year now.

I have a DSB of aragonite that is 5 years old as is my 100 lbs of fiji rock. Other than a protein skimmer, that is my complete filtration system. Pretty simple setup really that seems to run on autopilot. I've been really bad on water changes also. I might get 3 or 4 a year in. I swear I believe the less I do, the better my tank.
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