green hair algae update week 4. i tried taking green hair algae off the rocks, toothbrushing it from rocks and glass and it comes back. i tried phosphate rx, phosban, cleanup crew, my tang fish will not eat it and tang fish are herbivores. most tang fish go after algae. also tried lights out for 3 days and not feeding the fish and that did nothing as well. i bought a thin striped hermit crab and he's not going after it. people have suggested a sea hare but they eat coraline algae as well. that is the purple algae on your rock, which i love. also, you have to rehome a sea hair once the green algae is done. emerald green crabs work well but they can also go after your coral. some people have said emerald crabs don't eat green hair algae. i'm going old school. 30% water change and big vacuuming. flucanoszol did nothing for my tank either.
the only thing i can think of is changing salt from instant ocean to red sea coral pro salt. i changed to red sea salt since people rave about it. 4 months after changing and introducing slowly through water changes, i have had the absolute worst attack of green hair algae. i have used instant ocean and nothing else since i started the saltwater aquarium hobby. i am switching back to instant ocean. i have read many forums where red sea coral pro salt has caused explosive green hair algae in saltwater tanks.
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