04-09-2007, 05:26 PM
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i'm having a bit of an algae outbreak in my tank. It's a planted tank with 2.6 wpg and diy co2. The algea's not really bad but it's a bit annoying. I think it's fuzz algea, it's green and a little like hair but I don't think it's hair algea. It grows everywhere, on the plants, glass, driftwood, etc. We've managed to keep it at bay but I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions. We've got a phosphate test and that's not out of control. My husband added some NPK fertilizer a while ago and the algea didn't seem really affected for good or bad. All our plants seem to be doing well besides having a bit of algea on them. I read that high iron could cause it (we have well water) but I don't have a test for iron. We have 2 ottos (babies) 2 bronze cories (babies), 1 siamese algea eater, and a snail of some kind (besides the snails that come with the live plants). The tank is 30g, do I need a bigger cleaner crew? I also read that mollies are a big help with this algea, anyone know? They would go fine with the other inhabitants if they would help.