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Re: Monster Hair Algae

OK, now that I've looked at all the replies...

First thing I have to say is thanks for all the replies. :-) 

Tank details:
40 gallon tank. Fish population: 1Platy and 4 Ottos (that will be moving
soon) (and twenty bzillion assorted Malayan Trumpet and Pond snails). 
Lighting: 2 30w fluorescent bulbs that came with the hood. Fertilization:
none to speak of except for the laterite I added when I set up the tank,
and maybe some fish food every now and then  (Some Amazon swords I've had
for nearly a year are still only about 3" across!). 
Water (as of 8/16/01) pH: 7.5 Ammonia: 0 Nitrites: 0 Nitrates: 125 

As you can see, there's some room for improvement. :-D Besides the hair
algae, there's virtually no algae to speak of, so I think I'm going to
take to Otto's back to the store (if I can catch them...). After looking
at the suggestions, I'm starting to think about trying more platies to
see if they'll eat the hair algae. So far I've only seen one poster
suggest them...

I have a feeling that some people are going to start sending me ten-page
emails detailing what I'm doing wrong. :-)

Tanks a lot! ;-)

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