From Microcosm Aquarium Explorer
- Marine Help!Desk Editor Carl DelFavero
- Marine Help!Desk Editor Kelly Jedlicki
- Marine Help!Desk Editor Matt Wittenrich
The Mystery of the Green Hair
So where do we start on this complex subject of hair algae? I think I will start with something my old Taekwondo teacher used to say (I suspect he lifted it from a movie line): “The best way to avoid a punch is not to be there.”
Well, the best way to deal with hair algae is never to get it in the first place. This sounds simplistic but it is indeed my best advice on the topic of hair algae. I will therefore dedicate the remainder of Part I to techniques for the avoidance of hair algae. Then, in Part Two, we will tackle what to do if you are among the unfortunate aquarists who already have a hair problem and need to be rid of it. Read more...
The Mystery of the Green Hair, Part II
I would like to begin Part II by properly re-introducing myself. “Hello, my name is Carl. I’m a professional aquarist, a husband and father. I love marine aquaria and everything about them.”
I thought I’d start with the introduction because you and I are going to spend the day together. We will, step by step, “Rid” your tank of hair algae and, hopefully, restore the aquarium to a place where the hair algae problem does not return.
Supplies you are going to need: Read more...