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Black hairs on plants?
Lately there's been some balck hairs growing on my amazon sword plants and few other plants. Is this algae? Should I do something about it?
There are a few things we need to know to help out
1, what kind of lights do you have?
2, How long are they on for?
3, Do you use any fertilizers? If so what kind and how often?
4, What kind of plants do you have and how many?
5, What plants have the bba on the leaves?
6, How close are they to the light?
7, How old are your lights?
Last edited by Boredomb; 05-12-2012 at 09:45 PM.
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If you worry you die, and if you don't worry you still die..... so why worry?
As others mentioned, light is the cause. This is the only algae I battle with generally, and reducing the duration always prevents it from spreading when I do see it. This can mean cutting the daily tank light period back a bit (or reducing the light if there ismore than can be balanced by the nutrients), or in summer blocking the additional brighter/longer daylight entering the room. This refers to the swords which should be in fiarly direct overhead light. The Anubias needs shade, as someone mentioned.
Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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