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If we have to pick camps, I'd have to go with C.

Like Cavan said, it's an imbalance that promotes it. A specific imbalance likely can't be named.

I think with any algae, the amount of organics (mulm, fish load, dying plant matter from an imbalance and from algae overtaking it, etc) plays an important role.

I recently started up an automated system, initially after planting I had a nice plethora of algae, from thread algae to green dust algae, to hair algae. I did multiple, heavy water changes,removed dead/dying plant matter, removed as much algae as possible (including the GDA) and decreased my fert dosing, and the algae (including green dust) has resolved....
 
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