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    Default killing brush/beard algae in crs tank.

    ok is a fine hair like algae that appears on the highest points in my tank on the driftwood. it also appears on the glass which sways in the current. how do i get rid of it?

    Tank is 132gal or 500L, 8x54w worth of T5HO lighting, co2 from cylinder (few bobbles per sec), 12ml of PPMD daily.
    planted but not over crowded

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    You would have to:
    - correct the red-field ratio;
    - place more fast growing plants;
    - insert a break of a few hours in the lighting;
    - use punctuation and spelling check.
    have patience my friend
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    in my experience hungry and sufficent numbers of shrimp will eat it

    stop feeding them anything else


    andrew

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    I have one tank that grows that kind of algae, so I take some out and put it in other tanks, my semi-large to large species of Macro shrimp love the stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TitoC View Post
    - use punctuation and spelling check.
    Yes, please do.

    Hair algae is caused by excess nutrients in the water. Are you dosing any ferts ?

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    [QUOTE=TitoC;26471]You would have to:
    - correct the red-field ratio;
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    What is a red-field ration? Can anyone explain to me?

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    how relevant it is ? that is up for debate
    basically plants were found to contain a set ratio of nitrogen to phosphate in there tissue

    therefore it was suggested these nutrients should be supplied in this ratio
    here
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    Ok thanks fishgeek. =)

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