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Old 08-08-2006, 09:42 PM   #1
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what are good parameters for green hair algae not to grow

what are good parameters for green hair algae not to grow?
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Old 08-08-2006, 09:53 PM   #2
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I would have to say the opposite of what mine are!

I have some much hair algae in my tank, I am going to buy some siccors to cut it.
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I know you want your phosphates as close to zero as possible (if not zero). Same with Nitrates. I think PH may affect it too, but I'm not sure.
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I am going to buy some siccors to cut it.
Don't do that. It will spread.

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what are good parameters for green hair algae not to grow?
I agree with boardsurfer, get those nitrates down. Frequent PWCs should do the trick.
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My trates have been at zero for the entire time the algae has been growing, so I am not convinced it has anything to do with nitrates.
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Try pointing your phs on it, reduce lighting and feeding. Maybe go for 4-6 hours of lighting. Is there a possibility the tank is getting natural sunlight?
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