Hair Algae

Subject: Hair Algae

> I started this tank and had a large growth of black hair algae. 
> everything, removed the plants and got new plants.  Now the alga
> to return.  What can be done to eliminate the algea?

Get rid of 3 of the Discus, and the Gold Dot Pleco.  Then increase 
your water changes to 50% twice a week.  I can just about 
guarantee that with that fish load you've got a real phosphate 

Karen Randall
Aquatic Gardeners Assoc.
Boston, MA