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my 10g have tons of green hair algae around the java moss. Current it has 26W light and diy CO2. I am planning to use excel to fight off the algae but how much excel should I use since the tank have lots of cherry shrimp?

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I left then for 10-12 hrs/ day and I noticed that the algae is only at the top section of the tank, so I took the driftwood and turn it up side down to see whether the light caused it.
 

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wow, didn't expect so much info on this thread.

I manage to lower the hair algae in my tank by:

turn the driftwood up-side down.
get 5 ottos from my other plant tank over to help.
dose 1/2 the recommended excel daily.

I am not sure which one help but get rid of 50%+ of the algae. :)

FYI,

I fertilized using the EI method in this thread

The DIY CO2 supply is very constant to the best that I can.

I'm trying to get the pressurize system for my big tank and probably hook up too.

Thank all for your help.
 

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It is helpful for me. Now I know different ways people are trying to control the algae. There are many factors to consider, just try different ways to see which one work best. :) That doesn't mean other methods doens't work, it just doens't work for this specific setting.
 
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