Neha Posted April 3, 2022 Share Posted April 3, 2022 I am having a hair algae problem in a fairly new setup. It is my first attempt at aquascape and does have high demanding plants, CO2 injection and a pretty strong light. The top has red root floaters so they block a little light from a few sections. It is a 15gal tank and I’m using a JC&P (clip on) light at 8 hours at almost max setting (the light isn’t very good in terms of it’s remote and the customer care people are horrible so no help there). Now I’m having problems with hair algae in the shaded as well as well lit areas of the tank, but mostly on the moss covered wood. My moss grows but so does the algae and then I’ve to hack it all down. There’s buce on the wood along with moss which isn’t growing properly I’m assuming bcz of algae. The wood releases brownish substance into the water even after being prepped by boiling for more than 8 hours and being in the tank for 2 months dark start period. The tank only had snails and 4 cherry shrimplets until now, I’ve added 7 guppies (endlers and normal mix) and 7 pygmy corydoras yesterday. How do I deal with this algae? I’m planning to get amano shrimp to help and I already have 2 nerite snails and several ramshorns. Any advice? Also how do I quarantine amano shrimp and is there need to do so? 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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