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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-27-2013, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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Seeing algae growth on plants already, I just planted!

I've only had the plants about a week and I can already see algae growth. Will take over the tank? What is the best solution?


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-27-2013, 02:32 AM
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Do you know what kind of algae it is? Better yet a description of the algae would be nice, so we can help you get rid of it.

There are different methods for getting rid of algae.

I usually dose more excel or h2o2 spot treatment, For most types of algae.
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The type of algae would be helpful as gorilla said. IME, less tank light time & less liquid ferts helps keep it at bay. My tank lights are on for only 8 hrs each day & I only dose ferts at the most once a week but usually not even that.
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I am not sure it looks green an it's very low and close to the leaves but I suppose most algae does. I will try to post a picture or ID It.


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Is it a dark green & slimy? Rubs off the leaves? Or is like a green hair algae?
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