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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-19-2012, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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update.

After adding more excel, green turned into red...does it mean it is dying? thanks

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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 05:07 AM
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I know this thread is a couple months old, so you may have fixed your problem...

I just cleared up a BAD case of hair algae in a setup similar to yours. I added a sponge filter, overdosed excel for a few days, and STOPPED DOING WATER CHANGES.

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post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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why did you stop WC? thanks

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Algae are quicker to adapt to fluctuating CO2 levels, so WC favor them in a low-tech tank. Tap water is higher in CO2 than your tank water.

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