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Old 07-12-2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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Green hair algae


I'm doing something wrong but haven't got a handle on it
the aquarium is a 6 gal Fluval Edge II with an add 13watt Fluval compact florescent with a laterite and sand substrate
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate less that 20
50% WC weekly
dosing API CO2 daily
Conlin and Sears formulation PMDD weekly
Lights on 10hrs
The Betta is happy and for the most part so are the plants but the green hair algae in this aquarium is driving me crazy and it's not in the other two tanks

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Old 07-12-2013, 05:06 PM   #2
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10 hrs of light with weak CO2 jumps out at me as a viable cause.
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:04 PM   #3
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I was leaning that way myself just reluctant to inject CO2 in a nano tank

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Old 07-12-2013, 06:20 PM   #4
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I was leaning that way myself just reluctant to inject CO2 in a nano tank
Then I'd shorten your photo period.
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:47 AM   #5
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try the hydrogen peroxide nuke method

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=203684

afterwards...do less light, more co2, more plants. if you dont make changes to your tank algae will keep reappearing.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:47 PM   #6
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increase water circulation within the tank and add significantly more plants.
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:25 PM   #7
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I've shorten your photo period to 6hr did an Excel overdose Saturday and this morning most of the GHA is white so it's dying. I feel like if I can get it under control I can keep beat down with the shorter photo period maybe

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Old 07-15-2013, 08:39 PM   #8
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+ more plants. Green Hair algae is hard to get rid of, but ime algaefix works wonders. Also great at killing shrimp so be careful.
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