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You can remove effected leaves at the base of the Sag plant.

If you are having a problem with hair algae then give us your water parameters and setup info and we can help you get your tank in balance.
 

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Thanks Trenac,

My tank is a 46 gallon with all S.A. fish. I have 96watt of cf 67k light and currently have plants that include: Sag, Hygrophila, Hygrophila Sunset, Wisteria and alot of Java moss around the substrate.

My readings are Ph 7.0 to 7.2, kh 2, nitrate 0. I'm using a hagen natural co2 system and have just added another canister. So I have two canisters connected with a t-valve going into one diffuser ladder.

Any info would be appreciated!
 

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You may have a cultivar of regular Chilensis called "Super Sag". It was developed by an aquatic nursery owner in Florida that we've been doing business with for about 8 years now. It normally grows between 18 and 24 inches.
 

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Your algae problem is probably due to the Nitrate (NO3) reading of zero. Plants need NO3, and also PO4 (phosphate) along with carbon (CO2) and Trace elements (iron, etc). The key is to not run ot of any of these.

It also seems you have some fast growing stem plants in your tank. Sag, and your 3 hygro species all grow pretty fast and need the above nutrient to continue growing. When you limit one of the above, NO3 in this case, the plant growth usually slows and the algae growth increases.
 

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I use to Green Light stump remover dose N03, also has potassium in it. I got mine at Lowe's or you can buy potassium nitrate from our sponsor Greg Watson. You also need to be dosing micros, macros & iron, which are the main ferts. You can always add one particular fert if you start having a deficiency.
 

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Sorry HOC, I missed your question. Trena's suggestion are good ones. You can also purchase Spectracide brand stump remover for your KNO3. As noted, it does contain potassium (K) along with the nitrate (NO3).

You can use liquid ferts such as Seachem's Nitrogen but it is much more expensive that way. One lb of KNO3 runs $3-5 (either stump remover or from Greg Watson) and lasts me about a year dosing both a 75g and a 30g. Shipping from Greg could be a concern but if you make one big purchase, the saving including shipping would be way cheaper than using purchsed liquid ferts. Whichever method you use, liquid or dry, try to get individual ingredients versus a comprehensive supplement. That way you can add only what you need.
 
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