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Old 06-26-2010, 11:17 AM   #1
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My tank is a 125G light planted, and i have a two single trip with two bulb each 96 watts 6700 K 36 inches CF coral life.I have a pressurized CO2 system . The drop checker never work for me ,but since the CO2 system the ph drop from 8.2 to 7.6 .I used liquid fertilizer ,flourish,flourish iron ect.......I develop some green algae not sure what kind I am been looking and I am between two types,Blue Green Algae ,and Green Spot Algae.
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Its my light adequate for my tank? do I need more light?

I have few pics to see if you guys can help me to identified the algae.
The plants dont seem to me to be growing,lately they are gaining some color nice light green and some red at the tip only like only the tips are getting light.
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Old 06-26-2010, 11:41 AM   #2
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Look here to help ID and solve the algae problem
Greater Washington Aquatic Plant Association Ľ Algae in the Planted Aquarium

Am I reading your post right? you have a total of 384 watts of light (2 strips, 2 bulbs each at 96W)?
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Greater Washington Aquatic Plant Association Ľ Algae in the Planted Aquarium

Am I reading your post right? you have a total of 384 watts of light (2 strips, 2 bulbs each at 96W)?
no< this is what i have 2 fixture of Coralife Freshwater Aqualight Single Linear Strip Compact Fluorescent Fixture, 1X96 Watt, 36 inch
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prob would do better with more plants to help keep the algae at bay. green spot algae you can use a mag float to clean it though my personal fav is using nerites.
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+1 for nerites

Here are more sites for algae

Freshwater Algae Types: An Illustrated Guide - Article at The Age of Aquariums - Tropical Fish

Algae control in the aquarium

Aquaticscape.com

I'm having the same problem, as most of my plants died while I was away >< so now i have baby everything. Good luck
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