I have survived my Brown Algae problem with 2 Otos and 2 small SAEs in my 10 gal. But now it's Attack of the Hair Algae.
I think it's Hair Algae; please tell me if I'm wrong. It's easy to describe. It's greenish-gray and up to a few inches long, but NOT in single strands like a grass lawn. It looks like an old Chinese man's long, scraggly goatee.
I thought the SAEs were supposed to eat it, but they just cruse right on by. Once someone posted that they will eat it when they get bigger. Is that so? If it is by then I will have more Hair Algae than plants.
Please don't forget my question about the SAEs, but I have another. I'm adding DIY CO2 injection in the next couple of days. I previously switched to fluorescent lighting, started using a good fertilizer and Iron supplement, and now I'm adding CO2. Do you think that might help with the Hair Algae?
My plants are still growing very slowly if at all. (I'm a real novice.) I'm hoping the CO2 will help.