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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 6:37 pm Post subject: Hair/Beard algae removal ? Reply with quote

 Hi
 Im  sure  this  has  been  talked  of  before  but  i  couldnt  find  a  thread  here.  What  is  the  best  method  for  hair/beard  algae  removal  ?
 In  the  past  i  did  it  by  uprooting  the  plants  and  diping  them  in  bleach  but  i  cant  do  this  all  the  time  ...  too  much  trouble.
 
 Is  there  a  better  way  for  this  ?  And  how  to  prevent  its  reappearance  ?
 
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 It  would  really  help  if  you  say  what  type  of  fish  are  currently  in  your  tank..Rosy  barbs  are  fantastic  hair  algae  eaters  and  should  solve  your  problems  but  it  should  also  be  compatible  with  the  existing  tankmates.
 If  not  u  do  get  stuff  like  algae  kill  in  the  market  but  these  solutions  do  tend  to  have  effects  on  plants  as  well.
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 Hair  algae  and  beard  algae  will  go  on  their  own  when  your  dosing  parameters  fall  into  place.  That  is  the  long  term  solution.
 
 Until  then  cut  out  the  affected  leaves.  Use  Rosy  barbs  and  starve  them.  Absolutely  no  feeding  fish.  If  there  are  other  fish  in  the  tank  let  them  too  starve  for  a  week  or  more.
 
 Try  a  5  day  black  out,  the  full  tank  must  be  shrouded  with  a  thick  cloth  or  sheet.  No  light  whatsoever  must  enter  the  tank.  Do  not  exceed  5  days.
 
 Do  massive  water  change  and  dose  chemicals  to  normal  before  a  blackout.  The  algae  will  come  back  if  you  again  screw  up  your  nutrition  levels.
 
 Never  use  any  anti-algal  stuff  that  contains  Simazine,  it  will  kill  your  plants  along  with  the  algae,  though  the  damage  to  plants  will  not  be  immediately  apparent.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:16 am Post subject:  Reply with quote

 Hi  
 Yes  i  think  Madan's  advice  made  sense  because  i  noticed  the  arrival  of  this  algae  everytime  i  dose  my  tank  with  Nutron  Flora  (prodac).
 At  first  i  thought  Flora  was  packed  with  nitrates  n  phosphates  (probably  still  is  because  co.  says  its  composition  is  a  secret  ...  maybe  they  want  their  algae  destroyer  marketed  alongside  ...  who  knows)
 but  i  think  the  water  here  is  already  packed  with  minerals  etc.
 
 Anyways  ...  im  starting  the  blackout  from  today  ...
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:32 pm Post subject: Re: Hair/Beard algae removal ? Reply with quote

 Hi  all,
 
 Can  someone  advice  me  about  bleaching?
 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:23 pm Post subject: Re: Hair/Beard algae removal ? Reply with quote

 IM  an  expert  on  that  Smile)
 Ok,  take  livestock  out  and  prepare  10-20%  bleach.  Bleach  does  not  dissolve  so  what  you  will  need  to  make  is  a  suspension.
 Depending  on  what  u  need  to  bleach  (plants/tank/tools  etc)  this  is  how  u  go  :
 1)  Plants  >  Dip  for  10  minutes
 2)  Wash  tank  thoroughly  and  wait  for  10-30  mins  (keeping  the  bleach  there)
 2)  Same  as  above  for  tools  etc  
 
 For  tank/tools  you  can  even  sprinkle  dry  bleach.
 
 Then  after  rinsing  thoroughly  with  water  ...  rinse  with  Sodium  Thiosulphate  solution  to  neutralise  the  bleach..
 
 That  should  be  it
 
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