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Stringy pain in the ass algae

hi guys. im new to this planted stuff, but have kept tropicals for 5 years now. i started my 47g tank in january this year, after upgrading and it worked well for a while. i was using a fluval soil substrate and the plants grew well. then, disaster came in the form of this horrible stringy algae that colonised my plants in no time. i did a total tank restart and separated the soil layer with a gravel tidy in which i placed some gravel over.

however the algae returned! this stuff is indestructible it seems. i got totally new plants, and with constant removal it is slowly going. does anyone know a good way to get rid of it? i am looking to create a heavily planted tank in the future, but do not want to get any plants that i cannot scrub algae off until its gone.

any help is greatly appreciated. also do you think i should have the gravel tidy there at all, or remove it?

thanks much.
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My tank was consumed with it. I turned the lights off, no dosing and left the C02 running for a week and it is completely gone.


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The first step in getting rid of algae is to identify which algae it is. Once the algae is identified, the underlying cause can be determined and corrected. Any existing algae that does not go away can then be killed using various means, depending on the type of algae.

So you first need to identify the algae. Your description of the algae fits more than one type of algae. Can you post a picture of the tank and a close up of the algae?

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