Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:13 pm Post subject: Hair algae Issue in my little tank
started a small 10 Ltr tank (8"cube - 10" height) with few small tetras, Anubia and java moss.. things were good and was happy to see the mass
started glowing. All sudden may be within two days the moss is covered by green hair algae.. wondered on that rapid growth of algae..
much worried. Pls advise the way to get rid of Green Hair algae
hi, you have overstocked fish in your 10 liter tank. I would not exceed 4 nos in such a small tank.
Secondly the light duration is too much. We do not know the intensity of lights you are using. It is ok to keep lights on only after you return home, may be for 3-4 hours only. Anubias and Java moss will do fine even in ambient room light.
Remove all visible algae with toothbrush, rinse filter media using tank water and remove excess debris from HOB filter, feed fish on alternate days only...
Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:47 pm Post subject: Re: Hair algae Issue in my little tank
Pls do check for nitrates.... Aim for below 20ppm.... Tank is over stocked and over fed... Alternate feeding should suffice. Also reduce the photoperiod to 6-8hrs... Invest in a good timer like I did. Its a blessing.
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