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Dwarf baby tears and algae

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Well, I thought I was doing good 馃槄



Hair algae is winning it seems, I was rocking the fluval3.0 at 100% for 12hrs/day for the longest, everything was pearling and growing strong, then a java fern near the top of the tank got some hair and it's been a uphill battle lol - at one point the platys had eaten it all - but now it's gotten into the DBT carpet.

I'm slowly cranking the co2 up to see if I had it too low, it's hard to make adjustments without knowing what's lacking lol

Original regimen:
Fluval3.0 100% 12hrs/day
Co-op easy green dosed 2x week
Co-op easy iron dosed 2x week
Co2 with a 1point pH drop
WC 50% weekly

Current regimen
Fluval3.0 50% 6hrs/day
Co-op easy green dosed at 1/3rd daily
Co-op easy iron dosed at 1/3rd daily
Co2 with a 1point pH drop
WC 50% weekly

Can't use algecide because snails, and I have an order of shrimp in transit, I'm hoping they come hungry lol
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Isnt twelve hours of light a bit excessive? When I get back inside I'll see if I can find this article I was reading earlier for eradication if just this type of algae.
If you have done any reading on it well a few say the only way to rid your tank of it is a complete tear down.
Hang tuff
Yea it was a lot of light but it was going strong. It took so many months to set up I am not tearing down lol, I'll put the snails in hospital and use algexit as a last resort
I hear you, im avoiding tearing down my tank as well. From what I read its very hard to control.
Sorry
6 to 8 hours should do it. Baby tears can grow in medium lighting no co2. If you run high light you need co2 also.
Yea it was a lot of light but it was going strong. It took so many months to set up I am not tearing down lol, I'll put the snails in hospital and use algexit as a last resort
Read your product description on this algexit. Works on all green algae. Brown diatom algae isn't affected by any algicides
I gave it a few days blackout and upped my co2 and it seems to be helping we'll see how it goes
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