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Old 01-30-2012, 05:59 AM   #245 (permalink)
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Default Re: glutaraldehyde instead of excel

Hi vuslat,

If you decide to use Excel/Glut I would start with the "normal dosing" level. Some moss species do not do well with Excel/glutaraldehyde (just like the Vallisneria and Ceratophyllum). I have lost moss species even when dosing Excel/glut even at the "normal dosing" level.

Have you tried other methods to deal with your hair algae? I find that if I reduce my lighting period, increase my 50% water changes to 2 or 3 times a week, and add a Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus oblongus) I can usually get hair algae under control.
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