I can almost guarantee that you will have probably seen this at some point in your aquarium. Clive, who writes a lot on there has a real knack for words and I just love what he wrote:. Hair algae has absolutely nothing to do with high NO3 or high PO4.
So, you have algae? I wish I could tell you that I am able to give you a cool, logical discussion on algae. But I am a little obsessive and it really, really bugs me to see my tanks get a visit from the algae monster.
I'm getting Black hair algae in my tank, green hair algae, and some spot or dust algae. The only one that I would consider a problem is the bha. I really don't know what caused it.
In order to get answers to basic questions all around algae in the aquarium, we recommend you read this article first. Hair algae are quite commonly found green algae. They form coats, from which densely packed short filaments grow.
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You have this beautiful fish tank with nice aquarium plants and so on and then suddenly everything turns into a green carpet like surface. What is that or what is the cause of that, and how can you get rid of it? In this article we will try to answer all that questions and give some information about hair algae.
I love it when things are named after what they look like, and black beard algae is certainly that — a black algae that looks like a scruffy beard. It is also referred to by the name black brush algae or by the initials BBA. While black beard algae is considered to be a saltwater algae, there are strains that are common to freshwater tanks.