Hair Algae From Mosses

rs18alpha

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I have a lot of hair algae in my small tank. The only time I get this is when I use mosses. So I'm going to tear everything down and start again. No more moss. It's just too much work.

I'll be using new plants, and I'll be cleaning the rocks.


I don't know if I should use the old substrate and old drift wood or get new stuff? I don't know if I would be introducing the hair algae back into the new setup by reusing the old wood and substrate??

Any ideas??

Thanks
 

Brandon Kidd

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You should be able to get rid of it through treatment with h2o2 and trimming. I would treat your tank with h2o2 and remove all the affected leaves and do small water changes every day for a couple weeks. Avoid large water changes because hair algae loves it. Also check your co2 levels if your using it, hair algae is almost always from tank fluctuations.
 

Tim Harrison

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Try manual removal with a tooth brush first and then treat with H2O2 or spot dose with LC.