crashnburn55 Posted December 19, 2020 Share Posted December 19, 2020 I am still left scratching my head after many weeks. I have a 60 gallon tank about 14" depth, with Eco-complete substrate and dwarf hairgrass planted in the distribution as seen below. I put root tabs in about 1 month ago and have been dosing with Easy green liquid fertilizer weekly (6 spritzes). I have about 10 (put in 15 but can now only find 10) amano shrimp and 4 nerite snails as my "clean up crew" so far. I have one guppy and 3 glo-fish tetras. I do about a 20% water exchange every week. If I go much longer time period between vacuuming up the algae it gets REALLY BAD. I have a Fluval 2.0 light that I have on about 80% for 6 hours. During the water exchange I try to vacuum up as much of the hair algae as possible, but yet within about 1 week, the hair algae comes back with a vengeance. With that much algae on the hairgrass, I'm not sure that they will spread and are even looking like they are dying. I put in the hairgrass about 2weeks before Thanksgiving and am in this repeating cycle. They seem to have a more difficult type rooting, possibly because of the bigger substrate size but also am concerned the algae is blocking their ability to get the light. I am considering using the Flourish Excel but was wondering if there is a way to control the algae more "naturally." What am I doing wrong? Lower light time? Less intense light? Just try to Flourish Excel? Add in another member to the clean up crew? What do you guys think? HEEELLLLPPP!!!! Algae Infested Tank Owner Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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