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Old 10-19-2012, 01:11 PM   #16
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update.

After adding more excel, green turned into red...does it mean it is dying? thanks
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:07 AM   #17
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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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Old 12-08-2012, 08:49 AM   #18
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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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Old 12-08-2012, 04:28 PM   #20
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ok..thanks
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