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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 04:29 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, I'm new to this whole forum but I'd like to ask for help if anyone can offer any advice. I have a Finnex 4g with clamp stock light and I've had it set up for about 2 weeks now with some dwarf hairgrass in it and recently I've noticed some kind of white filamentous material possible algae? I honestly have no idea and I'm a newbie at planted tanks. If anyone knows I'd much appreciate the help!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 04:43 AM
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Pics would help. Though I'm just as new as you if not more, I have experienced this as well with the tank I just setup. Soon after I got a large amount of green hair algae blooming. But I did noticed that red cherry shrimp seem to like the stuff as a snack. So you may want to look into some shrimp to eat it up, or some other form of clean up crew if you haven't already.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 04:55 AM
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Hair algae or fungus perhaps? Pics!

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It is possibly fungus. What is it growing on in the tank?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 05:55 AM Thread Starter
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It was growing on what I believe are micro swords, I would glady post pics but I need a new card for my camera :P
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