How to kill Black Hair algae

HarleyK

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Vince said:
I love my black algae. Is it bad for the fish?
Howdy,

Not at all. Some just don't care for the looks. To each his own.

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Tucc185

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Thanks for all the help, I looked up more info in back issues of TFH, and I think I'm gonna take the plants (yes-they're live), and soak in a dilute solution of bleach. An issue of TFH had an article about this. I don't mind having a little of the stuff, but it's overgrown some of my hair grass plants and it looks kind of awful. Oh, and I'll change my lightbulb too, it was originally for a salt tank. I'll elt everyone know how it turns out, and thanks again for the advice,
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algae (green hair and black) actually looks good in aquariums given that its kept under control

and

it improves and stabilized water quality

and it provides food for your herbivores, and fry love to graze for little organisms in it
 

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Would you like copies with that?
Depending on your fish stock, you may want to look into the addition of amano or ghost shrimp; the former seem to take on most any algae!
 
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