09-22-2012, 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Nemo the Clownfish
I've done every suggestion that's been made to me. I increased the water flow; I put less strong lighting in; and a few other things that I can't remember Oh, I re-covered the back of the tank. I also tried the toothbrush method of removing the algae but it didn't work for me. I'll try it again.
I really think too much light was the problem. Some of the algae seems to have receded slightly. I hope it keeps on doing that. It has turned my tank upside down.
I still think the light is the big problem. The old T12s weren't bright enough and it looks like the Telanthera that I bought to help the tank is dying, presumeably from lack of light. So, in a last-ditch effort, I have put the CFLs back on the tank and used a piece of thin white plastic (trash bag) to cut down the light intensity. Hope it works.
The hair algae has not receded as I had hoped, but it is mostly limited to the original infestation. I'm planning to work on the tank tomorrow morning and see if I can't get some of the algae out of there.