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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-31-2002, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
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I finally was able to gain the upper hand in teh battle against the stuff in my 30 Gallon tank. It was growing like crazy in this tank for a few reasons.

1. - Too little light
2. - Nitrates were too high
3. - No CO2 injection

I have started to win the war by massive, frequent water changes and adding true Siamese Algae Eaters. The algae isnt dying off, but it isnt spreading either. This is allowing the SAE's to eat it without it growing back.

My Lighting is perfect for the levels of suspended CO2 in the tank, however with the excessive nutrients in the tank the algae had a hayday.
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I know how you feel Man! :sad:

When I had my Hair algae struggle alot of the time I felt like I should just completely start over again. It was a long and painful battle but I eventually won it and am now very happy I just stuck it out.

Keep at it and I'm sure you'll win!!!


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