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Old 09-07-2016, 06:17 PM   #11
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Same thing with me I had terrible algae when I used root tabs and ferts once I stopped the algae settled back and everything bloomed!!


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Old 09-07-2016, 06:26 PM   #12
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How long have the plants been planted? Do you use fertilisers or additional co2?

Do you know the rough intensity of your lighting fixture measured as PAR?

The first picture is green spot or green dust algae. Most of us have that stuff. Decent co2, water flow and phosphate levels can help keep this away. The second picture...I never really know what that is although I have in inside my spray bar. I think it's just general bio gunk.

I used to get lots of this when I had my firemouth cichlid tank. There was minimal plants, strong lighting and a high bioload. It just peels off like a crust.

How often do you change the water/clean the sun sun?


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Had the same green spot algae issue. Pretty consistently came back week on week. I cut back the light intensity to 50% and doubled my phosphate. I have now been Green Spot algae free for 3 weeks.


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Do you use a bottle phosphate or how does that work?

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Old 09-08-2016, 02:04 AM   #14
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Do you use a bottle phosphate or how does that work?

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Normally it's in dry salt form. And comes as potassium phosphate.

http://greenleafaquariums.com/aquari...phosphate.html


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Seachem has a bottled product called Flourish Phosphorus. I prefer the dry salts.
The plants in your tank look like heavy root feeders.


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I use dry ferts - monopotassium phosphate.


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For the green spot algae you could also add a smaller pleco like a bristlenose. Mine eats that stuff up like it's candy
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I have to check into the bristlenose.

So I tested my pohsphate levels and they are at 0. The bottle says that high phosphates cause Algae blooms?

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I have to check into the bristlenose.

So I tested my pohsphate levels and they are at 0. The bottle says that high phosphates cause Algae blooms?

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The bottle lies because they want you to buy I kit that is incapable of reading phosphates accurately.

The dry salts are better. The bottle is just dry salts mixed with water so you have to dose more to achieve the same result at a marked up price.


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I thought this was an interesting discussion on phosphate and algae.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/23...8467?_k=qjgisg




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