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Old 03-14-2013, 01:03 AM   #1
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Algae control


One of my 10 gallon tanks is overrun with hair like algae. I kept the lighting time shorter, some turned yellwoish and were dying, but some at the lightest part of the tank overrun my Jawa Moss. The moss is live, but it is mixed with algae. Cherry shrimp is in there, but it does not help. I bought three Otocinclus fish, but it seems they do not want hair algae; they eat other algae on the glass and rocks. What can be done to save the Jawa Moss?
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:32 AM   #2
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Amano shrimps or maybe a bristlenose pleco
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:41 PM   #3
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One of my 10 gallon tanks is overrun with hair like algae. I kept the lighting time shorter, some turned yellwoish and were dying, but some at the lightest part of the tank overrun my Jawa Moss. The moss is live, but it is mixed with algae. Cherry shrimp is in there, but it does not help. I bought three Otocinclus fish, but it seems they do not want hair algae; they eat other algae on the glass and rocks. What can be done to save the Jawa Moss?
Jawa Moss? I would recommend Storm Troopers.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:00 AM   #4
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Get you a couple true SAEs and trade them in when they get 2 or so inches.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:16 AM   #5
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Thank you very much. I have a copule of Amano Shrimps. May be they will help.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:45 AM   #6
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Tell us if it works! I've tried doing a black-out on my tank to kill the hair algae on the moss, but it's a slow process. Slow, but working.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:59 AM   #7
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How big is the tank, how much light/type. How is the fert regiment. What is nitrates/phosphates
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