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Brown hairs coming off plants

Post by Andy R on 26/10/2012, 20:08

My tank has been set up for about 2 weeks now I am having problems with what looks like brown hairs coming of my plants it is a 120L tank I have X2 T5 24watt tropical grow luxs lamps 1 Philips glo aqua glo 20w and 1 Philips glo power glo 20w for lighting I am running a external filter with plenty of flow putting easycarbo in everyday and profito once a week any ideas anyone




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Re: Brown hairs coming off plants

Post by Guest on 26/10/2012, 21:38

it looks like hair algae andy you can get a treatment to get rid of hair algae i get it on some of my plants hope this helps Smile

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Post by Andy R on 26/10/2012, 22:04

Hi thanks for your help what do you use to get rid of it
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Post by Guest on 26/10/2012, 23:08

there is a treatment called interpet anti hair algae i paid about 4.50 the range in stockton any lfs store should sell it



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Post by Markeh91 on 31/10/2012, 17:43

hi andy, i get this in blooms depending on sun light coming through the window and amount i leave the lights on and how long between water changes.

try to cut down the daylight on the tank if thats possible without cutting too much out of the room, stabilize the lighting try work out the best pattern in hours i find on mine to be between 10 and 12, lesser light when theres more hair algae.

other problem that could be flaring this up is too much carbon dioxide for the plants to use up. if you can try increase bubbles/water agitation i have read that by creating air bubbles these grab onto carbon dioxide particles and drag them out of the water.

the hair algae treatment does work i have used it before and keep a bottle for extreme cases but im one of these people who prefer to solve the problem than to mask it up with treatments.
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Post by Guest on 31/10/2012, 17:53

i only use it if it gets to bad but keep it in just incase

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