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|12-08-2012 04:28 PM|
|12-08-2012 12:15 PM|
|Method||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.|
|12-08-2012 08:49 AM|
|baysidefish||why did you stop WC? thanks|
|12-08-2012 04:07 AM|
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.
|10-19-2012 01:11 PM|
After adding more excel, green turned into red...does it mean it is dying? thanks
|10-12-2012 11:35 AM|
|10-12-2012 11:33 AM|
|OVT||You could. Pretty much the same as Excel, I think.|
|10-12-2012 11:23 AM|
|baysidefish||thanks, can I use http://www.thatpetplace.com/co2-booster-liquid-16oz as excel? thanks|
|10-12-2012 11:18 AM|
Just my opinion: hair algae has very little to do with light and a lot to do with the strength of the current: too little or too much and here it comes (same with BBA).
I would decrease the flow slightly in the smaller tank and keep on removing the algae. If it's still in the tank ~2 weeks later, decrease slightly again. Adding Excel x2-x3 the recommended dosage will help.
Hopefully you will win sooner then later.
|10-12-2012 07:49 AM|
I'm still fighting off a hair algae invasion in a 10g tank. I cut down the light intensity and photoperiod (2 13w CFLs) and have increased fertilizer 25%. Making small moves here I hope.
You might try vacuuming weekly. My hair algae is at the top surface of plants. That makes me think that the light is too high, but I could easily be wrong.
If you haven't already heard this, you can use a toothbrush to remove hair algae by picking it up by twirling the brush.
|10-11-2012 10:34 PM|
|baysidefish||I added about 3 otos, small ones after last post and did wc 50% weekly. Algae grows longer and longer. Any thoughts on this? A shrimp tank next to it has no issues at all. Thx|
|09-26-2012 02:30 PM|
|baysidefish||it is not by the window. but the room has natural light into the room|
|09-26-2012 02:25 PM|
i have a variation of that same light over a refugium/breeder. its considered low light... Algae is normally triggered by excess light and nutrients.
Your bioload and light will not likely give algae enough excess to start up unless its by a window recieving some sun.
|09-26-2012 02:25 PM|
btw, the water does not seem to be the problem, because I have a 8G shrimp tank, they have the same setup. The only difference is the light.
Shrimp tank I have this http://www.adana-usa.com/index.php?m...roducts_id=666
|09-26-2012 02:22 PM|
|baysidefish||one thing though, I never siphon the tank...not sure if it matters..|
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