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I know many things contribute to algae blooms in a freshwater aquarium but I’m just curious if people have encountered this type of algae before. 



it’s a floating green algae that develops bubbles as it photosynthesizes. I think it may be due to low circulation on the tank? It’s growing in a tank with both low and medium light so I don’t think it’s due to light levels. 

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Yes, it is green hair/slime algae. I get it sometimes in new aquariums, even those with good circulation. But after a while (sometimes a week or three) it just seems to burn itself out and then never comes back. I help it die back sometimes by siphoning it out. It comes out in gooey glops.

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