I have the worst case of hair algae ever! I went through several "phases" as the tank developed. First was the brown fuzzy algae that covered everything, including the two fake logs. I put a mystery snail in there (helped a little) & 3 otocinclus. I would clean the plants/leaves every few days by hand. Eventually this brown algae faded away & a new bright green/blue encrusting type algae appeared. It never really got hold - seemed slow growing. Then the hair began. at first I would just clean it (by hand) off the plants. It grows back so fast that I can't keep up, & now has completely covered some of my swords & hair grass to the point that they look like a living cousin IT is in the tank. Any one know how to rid hair algae? That dark green/brown clump in the middle of the pic is actually Eleocharis covered in hair algae Current stats: 30 gal tank using Tetratec PF500 15 neon tetras 2 bamboo shrimp 3 mystery snails (soon to be more?) 2 dwarf puffers 1 otocinclus (2 died?) plants - several kinds hagen co2 seachem fluorite substrate dose with seachem fluorish one cap / week (liquid fert.) 130 watts @ 6500K "daylight" cf -(using 2 LOA flood lights) Please help???