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HAIR Algae in the planted tank.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:00 pm
by aquatic hoyt
Anyone know how to get rid of hair algae in a planted tank?

I have duckweed and high lights.

how do i get it to stop growing?

Re: HAIR Algae in the planted tank.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:18 am
by Crazygar
Hair Algae is a sign of high phosphates. It's going to be a battle but it begins with manual removal, daily water changes, reduced feeding, modified photoperiod and some serious elbow grease on your part. Rhonda Wilson wrote a great article about it; http://www.tfhmagazine.com/details/arti ... d-tank.htm and pretty much sums it all up.

Duckweed can help but then you have to fight to remove the duckweed.

Gary

Re: HAIR Algae in the planted tank.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:52 am
by ScottFish
Great article. Thanks Gary --and Rhonda!

Re: HAIR Algae in the planted tank.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:54 am
by Crazygar
Rhonda is amazing when it comes to Planted Tank Aquaria!

Gary

Re: HAIR Algae in the planted tank.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:44 pm
by aquatic hoyt
i love duckweed

Re: HAIR Algae in the planted tank.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:50 pm
by Crazygar
How goes the battle with the algae?

Gary

Re: HAIR Algae in the planted tank.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:19 pm
by aquatic hoyt
Good. the right side of my tanks wall is hair algae free..... now for the back and left..

Re: HAIR Algae in the planted tank.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:08 am
by Crazygar
Keep it up and ensure that nutrient control is kept up, or all this work will be for nothing. Also, once this is done, clean your filter. People keep forgetting this part.

Gary