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Re: [APD] Help fighting Hair Algae
I've found that reducing light hours to about eight or nine helps keep
algae of all types under control, though it slows down plant growth
On 2/16/06, Wise, Nicholas <Nicholas_Wise at eon-us.com> wrote:
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> > Subject: [APD] Help fighting Hair Algae
> > Hi! All,
> > My fight with Hair Alage still continues. Still the hair
> > algae is flourishing at full glory. In fact this is creating
> > problems for the growth of my plants. Am completely at loss
> > as to what more should I do to stop this growth. From your
> > experience, can anyone tell me as to how much time does it
> > generally take to root out the Hair Algae issue. Currently I
> > am doing 50% weekly w/c, dosing nitrate so as to maintain a
> > level between 5 ppm to 10 ppm, pressurised CO2 is also being
> > injected so as to maintain 50 PPM level, addition of micro
> > nutrients without Iron on a weekly basis, lights @ 108 watts
> > of PLL (2 nos. 6500K & 1 no. 4000K) @ 12 hrs per day,
> > Phosphate level is about 0.5 ppm. Tempretaure of the tank is
> > about 25 degree C. I have two medium size Orandas in my tank
> > who are feed on commercial pellets once a day (not too much feeding).
> > What else can I do to win my battle against the Hair Algae?
> Are you manually removing the infected leaves? During your water
> changes, pull out as much of the algae as you can. Also, why are you
> not adding iron? You specifically mentioned your micro'w without iron.
> Plus, how are your K+ and PO4 levels?
> I've always found hair algae to be stubborn until your tank achieves a
> sort of balance. Then it will go away fairly quickly.
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