briscoe Posted August 1, 2019 Report Share Posted August 1, 2019 As the thread title says, I'm wondering if anyone can give me advice on dealing with hair algae. I have a 75 gallon low tech tank. Inhabitants are a colony of fire red neo shrimp, a couple of otocinclus, and a couple of dwarf cory cats. Substrate is Black Diamond blasting sand with Seachem flourish tabs. Lighting is a 48" shop light with two 32W T8 bulbs, set on a timer to be on 7 hours a day. Filtration is a canister filter. Planted semi-heavily with rotala indica, bacopa caroliniana, hygrophila pinnatifida, corkscrew val, dwarf sag, and various mosses attached to cholla wood. There are several various sized pieces of dragonstone. Water is 100% RO water remineralized with salty shrimp GH/KH+ to 215 TDS. pH is 7-7.5. I've been dealing with hair algae for awhile now, and I'm tired of manually pulling it out. I found liquid Hair Algae Killer on ElevateShrimp.com but I'd rather use it as a last resort. Reason being that the product description says "While this product will work on its own, the presence of algae within the aquarium indicates an imbalance of nutrients (N-P-K and or micro nutrients) that is enviably the cause of algaes in the first place." So I'd like to get the conditions right so i don't have to keep adding Hair Algae Killer if it ever comes back. Anyone have any advice on getting the imbalance of nutrients right? Is there an all-in-one fertilizer that helps in this regard? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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