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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-31-2013, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow New algae

So this new algae started to appear 2 weeks ago or so, is it something I need to worry about?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-31-2013, 10:17 PM
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Hello. It looks like air algae. Is a pain in the tank. It is only in the moss?
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Yes, only on that one bunch of moss, not on the others. I noticed this after I removed all the duckweed. Some of the tips have a little red on it.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-31-2013, 10:34 PM
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It is hair algea!!! There are some way can help reduce it:
Overdose excel (raise the level of CO2)
Amano shrimps (or a good group of ghost shrimps)
Toothbrush
Reduce light time
Water change
Do not use Algea Fix (will kill your shrimps)
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How much excel should I use? I dose on cap fully every other day (sometimes less, with my schedule I'm doing good if I feed the fish!)

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Overdose of excel can kill shrimp too. If you put the duckweed back in it shades the tank a little and helps reduce it
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I had that stuff in the moss in my 20 long for a while, I went on vacation for a week in July, and while I was gone I decreased the photoperiod to 3 hours. When I came back it was gone. I'm also dosing EI and using pressurized CO2 FYI.

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