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Hair Algae Help

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    So I've seen most of the threads about hair algae are a bit older so I am hoping someone has had some sort of miracle epiphany on the subject. I use RO/DI and do everything I can think of right but have an outbreak in process. If anyone knows anything about different causes or really removal methods I'd be forever in your debt. Thanks!
     

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    Between my foxface and tangs, i never have hair algae.
     
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    There are plenty of videos on google about hydrogen peroxide as well. Put it in a syringe and spray it right on the hair algae and it turns pink and dies within a day. I have done it in freshwater but as i am still new to salt i have not done it in salt. But check that out and as dave said, some fish make these issues dissapear!

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    Thanks for the input. I actually stopped at the lfs and picked up a sea hare... it is astonishing the damages that little guy did to the algae in a short amount of time. I’d bet within the week I’ll be supplementing algae for it to eat. Highly recommend for anyone with the hair algae issue
     
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    They do a great job but will soon eat all his food. Be sure to keephim fed. You do not want him to die in the tank !!!
     
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    I know I figured I’d feed him until we found a new home
     
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    Good luck ! Hope he cleans it all for you !
     
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    Sounds like we need a "Club Sea Hare" and a Club Apstasia eater lol
     
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    Lol ! Good idea !
     
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    Lol if it's going to be a mascot we'll have to name it
     
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    Right !
     
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