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Brown hair and green hair and slime algae

Discussion in 'Aquarium Maintenance & Algae' started by michael, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. michael

    michael Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    I have taken over a tank which has an infestation of brown hair algae and diatoms, which is rampant. It grows incredibly fast and looks like large brown dust or tumbleweed. I use a turkey baster to blow it off of plants and substrate and then vacuum it out of the tank. I'm doing water changes and lowering the lighting but it's a very persistent algae. Photos and updates shortly.