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Old 11-06-2013, 10:01 AM   #1
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green algae

in the last few weeks I noticed im getting green hairy looking stuff on my decorations.ive had this tank running over a year and clean everything every few months.when I test the water its always perfect.i use tap water but I use stuff to remove what ever is in tap.whats going on?
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:48 PM   #2
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Sounds like green hair algae. What are your phosphate levels at?
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my test kit doesn't have one and there is only one pet store in my area
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:05 PM   #4
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Sounds like you got away with using tap water for a while and now its catching up to you.
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I just bought api algaefix but it says freshwater.i hope this guy didn't sell this to me to make a buck.it says to use every three days till its gone
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I just bought api algaefix but it says freshwater.i hope this guy didn't sell this to me to make a buck.it says to use every three days till its gone
I'd say he did. That stuff is not gonna beat hair algae by a long shot. I'd start using ro water and pulling the stuff out every water change. Running a phosphate remover will help battle it too.
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I just bought api algaefix but it says freshwater.i hope this guy didn't sell this to me to make a buck.it says to use every three days till its gone
it also says not to use with shrimp which I have.i only used it once I hope the shrimp makes it.i guess I wont use this again
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