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Is This Hair Algae?

Discussion in 'Algae Control' started by Pierre-Luc Boily, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. Pierre-Luc Boily

    Pierre-Luc Boily New Member

    Jul 4, 2018
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    3 weeks ago, I had problems with GSA and what I thought hair algae. What I did :

    1. Dripped my plants on a 5% bleach solution. This unfortunately killed my hygrophila siemensis 53b. But My anubias, bacopa and microsorum looks like new now!
    2. Did a lot of trimming
    3. Came back to my original LED light (800 lumens), which I think is enough power for the plants I have. I think my T5HO 2x24w was wayyy to much light for my aquarium\plants.
    4. I am using my LED light (800 lumens) for a total of 8 hours a day, separated in two 4 hours photoperiod.
    5. Switch for the premium tropica fertilizer,one dose every day (2ml) instead of the green one. This fertilizer does not have ammonia nor nitrogen. I think it is better for my needs, since I have already a good bio load (16 fish)

    So, I thought that everything was ok. GSA definitively gone, but hair algae is coming back slowly (it was kind of an outbreak the first time). I say hair algae, but I am not sure anymore. My amano don`t like it. My snails either. I can`t remove it manually, it is firmly attached to leaves.

    My questions,
    1. what is the algae is the picture below?
    2. What can I do ?
    3. Should I cut in the photoperiod, 5-6 hours of light a day?

    My tank running since 90 days, have plants since 80 days

  2. jees125

    jees125 New Member

    Jun 11, 2018
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    looks like staghorn to me

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