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Old 03-03-2016, 01:43 AM   #1
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will ALGAEFIX help me with green hair algae

i have green hair algae in my tank and its very bad. My tank is medium planted tank. i have reduced the lighting also. I have used "algaefix" yesterday and still cannot see the algae reducing. The water has turned a bit cloudy now.

How much time will it take for algae to die and go away
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What are your water parameters? Are you using CO2 injection? Algae is usually caused by excess nutrients in combination with lighting/CO2.


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Do not actually know my parameters. I don't have test kit. Have co2 running DIY yeast type. Also I add PPS pro dry fertilizer but only adding potassium nitrate and potassium sulphate, but not the mono potassium phosphate so as to avoid adding phosphate to control algae. I have lot many plants but not fish yet, I have to add dry fertilizer.
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Do not actually know my parameters. I don't have test kit. Have co2 running DIY yeast type. Also I add PPS pro dry fertilizer but only adding potassium nitrate and potassium sulphate, but not the mono potassium phosphate so as to avoid adding phosphate to control algae. I have lot many plants but not fish yet, I have to add dry fertilizer.

You need to add phosphate, it's important for plants. Algae do not care about excess nutrients you need adequate, stable supply of carbon, a non limiting nutrient supply, an 8 hour photoperiod and 50% weekly water changes. If you don't meet the requirements of the plants then algae will take the opportunity to grow instead.


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I wouldn't use Algae Fix. Instead, dose some glut or Flourish Excel directly on the algae via a pipette. Afterwards, adjust ferts and do water changes weekly of at least 30%--you can do more if you want.


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