Originally Posted by coolcucumber
Yes, it is cycled, and not in direct sunlight. most of my algae in in the filter, and its brown. but alot of it is hair algae. the light is on for 8hrs a day? sometimes 10?
how strong is your light? how big is your tank? what plants are dying? a good beginning plant that i highly recommend is java moss. these things do well in poor water conditions and low light, and are very beneficial to our tanks! tie them to a rock, tie them to driftwood, the outcome is always beautiful :D
my first tank i ever had also had a hair algae problem! i was so frustrated. what cured my problems forever was Flourish Exel. it is usually used for a liquid c02 source but it has some algae killing properties. the trick i used was tripple dose excel directly over (2-3 inches over) the problem areas with filter turned off for a minute on the first day. following days dose normally. hair algae should turn white or . . . . . lines instead of a solid ________ then fall off and die