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Hello I have a 65 gallon low tech only dose Seachem Flourish once a week 4 ml. Recently i have had an algae bloom not sure if its black beard or staghorn. I have been dosing two capful of seachem flourish excel everyday but it is not dying off. I have a finnex fugeray planted plus light on for 8 hours daily. I will attach a picture of the algae. How can I get rid of it any inputs appreciate it
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Look up some videos on youtube of using hydron peroxide to get rid of algae. That's how I have dealt with this kind of thing in the past.


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I want a way to get rid of it without having to take the plant out but thanks for your advice that would be last resort.
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Most of these issues evolve around light and organics. The more light the less organics the tank can deal with. The best way to get rid of it is to work on both ends of the problem.

Reduce light duration down from the 8 hrs to 5 or so. Increase water changes and use Purigen and/or Carbon in the filter. If the plants don't look like they are healthy then also add more fertilizer if your only dosing Seachem Comp.

I would also just cut off affected areas. if the tank has what it needs they will grow back, if not then something is missing in way of nutrients.


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I want a way to get rid of it without having to take the plant out but thanks for your advice that would be last resort.
You don't remove the plants. You dose in the aquarium. Its important you don't go too high on the concentration, hence the look up videos part.


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Hello I have a 65 gallon low tech only dose Seachem Flourish once a week 4 ml. Recently i have had an algae bloom not sure if its black beard or staghorn. I have been dosing two capful of seachem flourish excel everyday but it is not dying off. I have a finnex fugeray planted plus light on for 8 hours daily. I will attach a picture of the algae. How can I get rid of it any inputs appreciate it
As other users said, hydrogen peroxide is a good method, what I like to do it during a water tank when draining the water and filter is off and water is stagnant just to spray some on the spots. The algae is black beard algae

At least I can grow Algae
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