Hi guys! I've had a 55 gal. tank running for approximately 3 months, and I've got a hair algae problem. Besides doing water changes, anything else I can do? I just introduced some snails. Thanks so much!
Here's what I've got:
55 gallons, 260 watts compact flourescent (the Coralife Lunar), 2 koralia pumps, protein skimmer, roughly 100 lbs live rock and 4 inches live sand.
coral banded shrimp, 5 teeny red hermit crabs, bubble anenome, 4 mexican turbo snails, 10 teeny other snails, 1 small galaxia frag, 2 small mushroom frags, 2 clownfish.
The LFS sold me a 'serpent star' that the more info I see online doesn't really look like one. I saw a brittle star in a different store today, and mine has spines exactly like that except the central disc is striped - its yellowish green. I've been trying to get a good pic to ID but it hides from me.
NO3 - 20
NO2 - 0
KH - 120
pH - 8.4
NH3/NH4 - 0
Ca2 - 480
PO4 - 0.5
SG - 1.21
81 deg. F
I used treated tap water to start the tank and D.O. water for changes since then.