Originally Posted by eatmice2010
It's green and flowy..... I asume normal tank algae. My light is a grow bulb 115 vac. 60Hz 26W. It's on a light setting that it gets 12 hours of light. PH: 6.6-6.8 (but I did just feed them an hour ago). No the water doesn't have a green hue.
Doesn't sound too bad actually, you should see my 20 gallon. Sounds like you have green hair algae. Here are some suggestions I found, I don't know you're tank so it's up to you to figure out which apply and which don't.
1) There are excess nutrients in the water, either nitrates or phosphates.
2) It's more likely to grow in areas with low water flow, so more waterflow might help
3) an inbalance between light and co2. Maybe try lowering your lights to 10 hrs and see if it helps.
4) Green hair algae apparently is prominent with excess iron in the water, so check to make sure your water source isn't iron heavy
5) Sounds like American Flagfish and Amano shrimp are the best choices for livestock that eat that type of algae. From what I've heard the flagfish can get aggressive if they aren't kept well fed, but the Amano shrimp might be a good choice as they can't reproduce in freshwater.