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Old 03/14/2008, 08:26 PM   #1
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Hair Algae

I have a hideous hair algae problem. I think it's related to the city water because before I moved to this location everything was fine.

I can't afford a ro/di unit right now, so what kinds of critters do you suggest that would love to eat green hair algae? I currently have an eblei angelfish, a serpent star and about 40# of live rock in a 40gal hex tank.

Today I just bought a lawnmower blenny and 3 blue-legged hermit crabs. Anyone else I should be adopting?


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Old 03/14/2008, 08:30 PM   #2
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There is a 4 stage RO/DI unit for sale in the selling forum for $150,& has new membranes.You can add all the cleanup crew you want,but if you dont get the source of the problem you will be overcome by it.


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Old 03/14/2008, 08:37 PM   #3
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This is a FOWLR? Whats the fish stock?
Look here.

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/water4maruse.htm


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Old 03/14/2008, 09:24 PM   #4
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yes, it's a FOWLR, except for my lone mushroom that is doing just fine. I have ONE eblei angel, ONE serpent star and just added ONE young lawnmower blenny.

Where do I get ahold of the ro/di, and my other question was does it need to be plumbed into something or can you attach it to a hose or something?


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Old 03/14/2008, 09:31 PM   #5
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I just checked the thread it sold already.How about buying water from your LFS?


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Old 03/14/2008, 09:46 PM   #6
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I didn't know you could do that...we had a LFS here that was good but it was sold to someone who ran it into the ground. There's a couple more but I don't know much about them. Worth checking out!

If that doesn't work, has anyone had any luck buying bottled water or is that not filtered correctly?


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Old 03/14/2008, 09:52 PM   #7
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Bottled water is better than the tap.

Also i would check your local reef club forum,& find someone close to you who wouldnt mind hookin you up.


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Old 03/14/2008, 10:13 PM   #8
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some ro/di's come with a faucet adapter you can hook up to your kitchen sink or bathroom


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Old 03/14/2008, 10:13 PM   #9
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I purchased distilled water till I got an RO/DI unit. They sell it at the local grocery store in 1gal jugs. Just make sure you don't get the spring water.

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Old 03/14/2008, 11:51 PM   #10
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how old is this tank? were there more fish in it ? in the past?


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Old 03/15/2008, 01:44 AM   #11
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The tank is 4yrs old, I have not had other fish in it.

The problem is I don't know what to do because when I DIDN'T live in town we never had to face this issue. It was much easier to maintain. I am 99.9% certain it's the water quality since I have a nice protein skimmer and a high-capacity canister filter (Fluval 305), and like I said, when I was living off a different water supply (I checked) my tank was so much nicer.


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Old 03/15/2008, 02:12 AM   #12
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ah! one more stupid question:

for ro/di units, on the Dr Foster website are the jaco attachments the adaptors needed to affix the unit to a sink? I *almost* have my husband convinced to let me get one.


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Old 03/15/2008, 06:16 AM   #13
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http://www.thefilterguys.biz/ro_di_systems.htm

RO/DI for 135 You can beat these guys for service too. Call them, They will set you straight for LOW money.


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