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Chlorophile 08-25-2011 04:08 AM

Good stem plant to float in my tank to keep hair algae from destroying my HC?
 
The title says it all.

My hc is getting eaten by hair algae and I cant overdose excel because of my shrimp.
I just want it gone!

Jeffww 08-25-2011 04:17 AM

A toothbrush to twirl at loose strands + a nice mat of elodea or h. difformis will help. Just wait it out really. One of the principles of ecology is the progression of species.

Eldachleich 08-25-2011 04:31 AM

Why not get something like duckweed? It's usually a dollar a scoop at pond stores and garden centers... and a scoop covers alot of area... It's always does a fantastic job in my tanks at fending off algae...

PinoyBoy 08-25-2011 05:19 AM

Maybe something larger than duckweed, those guys are too tough. Depending on the size of the tank: red root floaters, frogbit, or giant duckweed.

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+1 on the toothbrush method. Dollar stores usually sell 8 pack no-name toothbrushes for $1+tax.

Bree 08-25-2011 06:05 AM

Agreed with above, i bought silvenia nantans both to help block out some of my extra light and to attract the hair algae away from DHG, it has worked great!


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