Moss Growing in My Aqurium

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Claire Vaughan

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I love your planted tank. I really want to have mine like that. Do you have a CO2 infuser attached?
I am just getting started with growing live plants. I have saw immediately the benefits they have on the tank and I don't think they are responsible of the algae. This is the lighting I use.

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Claire Vaughan

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I think it was a typo for Hair algae... I'm pretty confident that it isn't that.


Looks to be more of a red type algae, think Black Brush or Staghorn.

Personally, I would be doing a thorough cleaning of anywhere that organic waste might accumulate, Filters or a deep gravel vacuum for example. It might also be due to too much of a given compound in your water/graven, sp on top of the deep cleaning, I'd go with a big water change (or bunch of little ones if you don't normally/frequently do big changes) and watch the types and amount of food you are feeding.
Thank you. I do big water changes monthly and smaller ones during the weeks I use Repashy to feed my Pleco. I may be over feeding the Repashy.
 

northernlady

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hair algea, black beard algea also are usually caused by overfeeding, not enough water changes, clean your gravel well and do your water changes once a week.aquaculture of house plants helps that type of algea as well.
 
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