Green thread algae

fleabilly

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I need help.
After my move, I have not had time to hang my lights. So instead they were propped atop the tank blowing too much light into the tank. Work has kept me busy and I figured I would deal when I had free time.

Now I am free, but the tank has been taken over by thread algae. Crap! I have hung the light back to where it was and have done multiple water changes. Do I need to manually remove it, or will it die back with upped co2 reduced light and water changes.

It has taken over my Cuba and just seems like I should pull the lot and start over.

Any suggestions?


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sa80mark

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My hc was hit hard with green thread in my last scape keep up the water changes and manually remove as much as you can and it will soon dissappear :) a tooth brush is amazingly good at removing the algae just spin it on to the toothbrush like spaghetti on a fork :)
 

fleabilly

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Would excel dip be good.
I have ripped up most of the carpet plants and my bladderwort. I put it in a bowl of water, and wondering if I should venture into bleach, peroxide, or excel 20:1?


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