Good stem plant to float in my tank to keep hair algae from destroying my HC?
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:08 AM   #1
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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!
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:17 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:31 AM   #3
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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...
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:19 AM   #4
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Maybe something larger than duckweed, those guys are too tough. Depending on the size of the tank: red root floaters, frogbit, or giant duckweed.



+1 on the toothbrush method. Dollar stores usually sell 8 pack no-name toothbrushes for $1+tax.
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:05 AM   #5
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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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