BettaServant Posted June 7, 2021 Share Posted June 7, 2021 Hello fellow tank lovers! I have staghorn algae growing on a lot of plants right now. I am not experienced with this type of algae, but I did read where basically nothing will eat it. Maybe except a SAE, but I do not have the proper set up for an SAE. Should this algae stay or go? It's ugly as sin. And I don't think my plant leaves are loving it. How do I kill it? I have been spot treating with Excel, but it's almost like just as fast as it starts turning red and dying off in one small area, more grows elsewhere. Parameters are good, API master test kit confirmed. Two different tanks, a 9 gallon flex with a betta, a snail, and bamboo shrimp. And a 13.5 gallon Evo with a betta, small colony of neo's, and 3 ember tetras. Each tank gets fed 1 time a day, I spot clean uneaten food in the evening (fish are fed in the morning). Maybe it's the lights? They are on from 9AM to 9PM. The only thing I use for plants is Flourish Tabs in the substrate. Both tanks are moderately planted with some cholla wood and natural rocks. Both tanks use Fluval lights. Pre-Set to the 'Planted' parameters. I do not use CO2. Any ideas? As in *why* the staghorn would be growing so quickly and how to kill it (if it's bad and needs to die) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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