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First alge problem
This is my first attempt at a heavily planted aquarium. This 55 Gal SA
biotope is about 1 month old and has some angels, neons, rams and 2 plecos,
snails have begun to appear. It has a magnum canister with bio wheel filter.
I use a DIY yeast CO2 generator which fills a Kare diffuser, which I
supplement with a Kare aerosol can of CO2. The substrate is fluorite with a
little gravel. Modest fertilization once a week. Illumination mostly comes
from a north facing window and two 17 watt florescent lights on for 12 hrs. a
day. The day before yesterday a growth of dark kinky threads, about 1/4" long
sprouted on one of my swords. It is not the very dark, thick straight stuff
that looks like a brush that coats things. Is this what is commonly called
*hair alge*, or something else? Are there any fish that like to dine on this
stuff? What other remedies can I try to get rid of this stuff without
endangering the plants?