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Old 01-29-2005, 12:47 PM   #1
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Green hair algae taking over my tank...

I have had my tank up for almost two years now and around christmas time green algae starting to take over my tank. All of my tests are zero or in the ranges that they should be. I went out and bought a foxface but he is not helping me. What should I do? Will this go away on its own?
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Old 01-29-2005, 02:15 PM   #2
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Hi, Welcome to AquariumAdvice.com!!
Any type of unwanted algea growth is ussually the product of having too much nutrients in the water. High nitrates and PO4 can be causes. The first thng you should do it test both your tank water and source water for nitrates and phosphates. If you are using tap water as a source that could be a problem. Evaluate your feeding schedule, chances are you can cut back by a lot in that area. What type of lighting do you have, how long do you run them and how old are the bulbs?

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Old 01-30-2005, 08:50 AM   #3
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Hey, dont over feed this will reduce the nutrient count, next get a strong bacteria solution that can fight them off
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