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Old 04-01-2015, 01:20 PM   #1
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Help identify this growth.

I have a 29g planted freshwater with some java fern and few cheap bulb plants from Walmart. Very slow growing for a year or so then I added better lighting but instead of plants taking off the algea did... Lol. (Not worried about green algea). The problem is all my plants started growing this weird white hair looking stuff all over them. I cut most all leaves out that had it, did a thorough tank cleaning and most is gone now. I have a couple leaves with growth on them and one growth on my algea covered rock.

Can anyone tell me what it is?

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It's hair algae..you've go an imbalance within your tank..What's your photo-period&what ferts are you using?
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It's hair algae..you've go an imbalance within your tank..What's your photo-period&what ferts are you using?

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Thanks for help identify it tiger terror! The lights on 12hrs and I dont put anything in the tank other then start zyme with water changes. It's a very neglected tank. It was in a bedroom but just moved it to the livingroom so I can take better care of it.

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Thanks for help identify it tiger terror! The lights on 12hrs and I dont put anything in the tank other then start zyme with water changes. It's a very neglected tank. It was in a bedroom but just moved it to the livingroom so I can take better care of it.

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8hrs? Oh... Lol... I've had aquariums for 10+ years but am a newb when it comes to planted tanks. Any help is appreciated, thanks!

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