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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 04:03 AM Thread Starter
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algea problem

how would i go about getting rid of hair and or thread algae im gonna try a blackout but i think i can do more should i up my c02 or change the photo period or just pull it all out and do the standard water change filter scrub and gravel clean .help
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 05:43 AM
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API algaefix works pretty well against hair and thread algae. Problem really is these algaes thrive in the same conditions when plants thrive. A blackout will hurt it as well. If you dose algaefix be warned it might kill your inverts. You can dose it at the reccomended dosage 1 each day for 3 days then wait a week and do a WC. Bottle tells you to dose each 3 days or something. But you can just do it gradually over just 3 days. I did that and my shrimp (cherry and fire) were fine. Although lots of people have also reported mortality so, once again you have been warned.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
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i have no inverts and i do have some algeafix i guess ill try that but im trying not to use a whole bunch of it my fish seem to get stressed when i put it in my tank
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