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Green Hair Algae Treatment

Discussion in 'Algae Control' started by MrFish, May 23, 2019.

  1. MrFish

    MrFish Junior Poster

    Jul 9, 2007
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    I have a tank that has been out of commission for a number of years yet still holding water and plants somehow, along with a lot of hair algae.
    There are quite a number of crypt balansae which I want to pull a couple out and clean them up for a another tank that I have started to give some care to but need to make sure I can get rid of the hair algae.

    My idea is to remove a few and treat them in a large pickle jar away from everything else which in my mind would allow me for maybe a stronger or more definitive treatment. Roots would be exposed during the treatment. I am just unsure what to use to not damage the crypts. ie. weak bleach solution at 5% or 10% and what duration, or another way? I also have Potassium permanganate at my disposal but no experience with it in case it can be used.

    Hope someone is able to offer their experience.
    Nodine likes this.

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