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How to get rid of cladophora algae

June 16, 2020 1 min read

How to get rid of cladophora algae

Cladophora appears as tough filaments or green turfs in areas of high light and poor flow. They are tougher than ordinary types of 'hair' algae and do not break apart as easily as other filamentous green algae. They can be identified by their  distinctive smell. This is a higher level algae that is not deterred by healthy plant mass - although larger, more robust plants will out-compete it by shading it out. Mosses and fine carpets, and slower growing plants are more vulnerable as a whole. Over-crowded areas with old growth are also vulnerable.

Common Causes

  • Slow flow, high light dead spots
  • Slow growing, over-crowded spots
  • Decaying undergrowth

Solutions

  • Manual removal, spot treat with H2O2 for mild cases
  • APT Fix
  • Prune / remove old growth
  • Increase growth rates by optimizing CO2, nutrient levels
  • Reconfigure problem areas to feature larger, more robust plants

Cladophora

Cladophora algae



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