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Part of this is not from personal exp.
But I have been reading lots of threads about hair algae and when it is on this DHG it
seems to me that one thing is in common/w all or most of the tanks that have it.
They all have less plants in general, other than the DHG.
The ones that seem to have less problems/w it have more plants in them by
percent or another way to put it a smaller aria of the DHG.
99.5 percent of the time lighting plays a part in most any algae problem.
Either too intense or too many hrs of it.
In the last two years I have been cultivating the hair algae in one of my tanks.
I do not have DHG but do grow a bog grass that closely resembles it in this tank.
In all fairness the bog gass grows very slowly if at all and mostly just maintains.
I mentioned this because I now can regulate the amount of hair algae almost at will
depending on the amount of fast growing plants(reguar baby tears) that I allow to grow in there. This I believe supports what I said about the DHG needing lots of other plants in the tank to use up nutrients which helps to keep out the hair algae.
If you look at many pictures of tanks in the gallery you will notice that the ones/w
few larger plants tend to use Glosso or other carpet plants instead of DHG.
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