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Need help ASAP. I read that it might be caused by excess iron levels which would make sence because once I started dosing more iron it showed up. Today is sunday and I just finished my 50% water change. Is there anything I can do to rid my tank of this besides cutting/pulling it off which I have been doing?
 

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I'd prefer to not add anymore fish to my tank. I would like to correct what ever chemical inbalence is present in my water, and if that's due to too much iron then I will stop dosing extra iron and maybe cut down a little on traces.
 

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I was having the beginnings of a major hair algae problem. The way I remedied the problem was manually removing a fair amount, adding one ghost shimp per 2 gallons, and dosing Flourish Excel per instuctions on the bottle (large first dose, smaller subsequent doeses) for a week. It's been three weeks now and I haven't seen any more hair algae whatsoever!!! Plus I got rid of ALL traces of BBA!!!
 

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Yeah this is thread algae .. . not hair algae. I'll try the ghost shrimp idea, thanks!
 

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many say that ghosts don't eat it, but I have heard severl times that they do. I personally had a great experience with Amanos and Cherry barbs.....all gone
 

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My problem is Amano's jump out, other wise I would buy more. I probably will still. Its now consumed most of my HM, my rotala and acurata. From a distance the tank looks beautiful. The plants are all thriving, but this thread algae is a nuisence. So by not doing much micros, thus not providing much iron, will it go away? Help ASAP.

I will try some ghosts.
 

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Well, it's really gotten out of hand. It has ruined my Acurata, and now is terrorizing everything else. I will cut back to a 6 hour lighting period and continue high C02 diffussion.
 
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