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Are Hair Algae Bad? (For Fish, Shrimp, Plants & Corals)

It is quite common to find hair algae in aquariums that already house fish, shrimp, plants, and corals. I have encountered this problem countless times in the past. However, this immediately raises one question. Are this algae bad for these living things? Can they really die from high amounts of algae? In this article, I …

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Hair Algae In Planted Tanks: Causes & Quick Solutions

Hair algae are a tricky nuisance in planted tanks, as both plants and algae have similar requirements. This makes it difficult to get rid of the algae while keeping the plants intact. I have personally encountered this problem countless times in the past. Therefore, to make it easier for you, I decided to collect all …

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Hair Algae In Saltwater: Causes, Treatments, Eaters & More

Hair algae are quite common in freshwater aquariums, but they also grow in saltwater. This ends up raising some questions among aquarists who own a reef tank. In this article, I will discuss what is unique about hair alga in saltwater tanks, what causes it, how to get rid of it, and what creatures eat …

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32 Best & Worst Hair Algae Eaters (Fish, Shrimp & Snails)

Being one of the most common algae types, hair algae are a prevalent nuisance in fish tanks. And while there are many different ways to get rid of them, most fish owners seek natural solutions. I have personally tried to fight this type of algae for years. Fortunately, after tons of trial and error, I …

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What Causes Hair Algae? (In Freshwater & Saltwater Tanks)

As a fish owner who has been around this hobby for years, I can’t remember how many times I have come across hair algae. And every time I did, I couldn’t help but wonder what makes this interesting species grow in fish tanks. These are usually involved in the growth of hair algae: The presence …

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How Do You Get Rid Of Hair Algae? (Removal & Prevention)

Hair alga is a common nuisance in home aquariums, and therefore, one of the most prevalent questions is how to get rid of it. So, after years of experience, I decided to dedicate an entire article explaining how to do that properly. I will divide this article into two. First, I will explain how to …

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What Are Hair Algae? (Appearance, Early Signs, Types & More)

It is pretty common for home aquariums to develop algae. However, not everyone knows that there are different types and characteristics for each one. In this article, you will learn everything there is to know about hair algae. Hair algae are planted-like organisms that typically thrive in areas riched with nitrate and phosphate. They are …

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