Originally Posted by gozetec02
As a matter of fact I do use tap water to refill the tank but I put dechlorinator in it and let it sit for a day.
That is quite likely the problem. Even though you've removed the chlorine, there are often many MANY other nutrients and contaminants in tap water (obviously depending on your local water supply) I highly recommend getting an RO
filter. The prices on them vary greatly, I got a basic 3 stage RO
for about $120. IMO
, they're a must have for a SW
Also... you say, angel hair algae... that is usually a decorative algae that some folks put in deliberatly. Do you mean simply, hair algae? thats the nusance stuff that grows out of control. Angel Hair usually grows in clumps and doesn't spread too quickly.... unless i'm thinking of something else... which is entirely possible.