Re: How to get rid of hair algae
I agree with Dmaaaaax excel and hydrogen peroxide used prophylactically will hurt it. Caution here, both will kill both your fish and plants if used carelessly.
Green hair algae is easy to deal with. Mollies, platies, ottos, SAE all love it.
The best way to kill it is a 72 hour blackout. You should be able to do a search and find the instructions.
The reason it keeps coming back stronger is...when you hassle it it produces spores within 10 or 15 minutes. So filter cleaning is very important.
After the blackout...all the other stuff...Less light, less food, more vacuuming, bigger water changes etc.
IME ,As far as the iron is concerned, I doubt it being a significant contributor.
Last edited by Jay; 04-16-2009 at 11:52 AM.