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Old 07-04-2019, 12:16 PM   #1
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Algae problems, please help.

Hello guys,

I hope this is the correct place to ask this.
I have a big problem with algae on my tank.
Iíve been using excel for a while and Iím not sure if it is causing it or something else.

I notice some small green strings floating on the water column.

I hope you can help me as I donít know how to deal with it.

Tank size: 5 gallons
6 neon tetra
1 endler
2 otocinclus

Nitrate: 52 mg/l
Nitrite: 0.58 mg/l
Total hardness dH: 5
Carbonate hardness dH: 2
pH value: 7.0
Chlorine: 0.2 mg/l
Carbůn dioxide: 7 mg/l
PO4: 0.25 mg/l
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Old 07-04-2019, 12:17 PM   #2
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Blue green algae and staghorn algae. Increase water flow, more or larger water changes, add more plants and wait for them to establish. They will out compete the algae.
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A warningfor you here. Don't siphon water by mouth if you are. Blue green algae can be harmful or deadly if you happen to ingest any.
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Old 07-05-2019, 10:36 PM   #5
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Thank you very much, goatnad.
I have increased the water flow of my filter to 100% itís capacity.

Also I have planted dwarf hairgrass.

Now my dwarf hairgrass has algae as well. Is this normal? Should I just let the plant do their job?
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