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combating thread algae

I have been having long green thread algae for a while now. I bought some amano shrimp to help combat the problem but it seems they are loosing the war. I was wondering if anyone knows the exact root of thread hair algae so that I could try and eliminate it at the root. My tank is running co2 and being dosed with rootmedic complete liquid.
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An imbalance or overabundance of nutrients and too much light or running the lights too long seems to be the consensus. I have it and I don't dose but I do keep my lights on about 10 hours a day--48W T5 on a 20 long. So for me, I'd say light is the problem. I have 10 Amanos, they cleared it out when they first moved in, but now they just ignore it. lol

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Google planted tank algae guide and a great resource should pop up from the uk site. If I remember it's James's algae guide or Jim's. One of the two but its got info on all types of the beast.
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An imbalance or overabundance of nutrients and too much light or running the lights too long seems to be the consensus. I have it and I don't dose but I do keep my lights on about 10 hours a day--48W T5 on a 20 long. So for me, I'd say light is the problem. I have 10 Amanos, they cleared it out when they first moved in, but now they just ignore it. lol
That is definitely quite a bit of light, assuming you don't run co2.
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