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Old 01-26-2014, 10:47 PM   #11
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So you think its best to shorten the blades of the jungle Val which would remove the algae as well then?

Only cutoff the parts with BBA. Physically removing as much as you can helps. Of course you still need to address the source of the issue.
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I've increased my co2. I want to be careful as my reg doesn't have a solenoid so can't shut it off in the evening. I began removing the green algae by wrapping it around a toothbrush. That works quite well. The algae on the jungle Val (BBA?) doesn't come off so easily so I may end up removing the affected areas. The photo period is now at 6 hours. I will not have it go on in the morning. That being said should I set it for 2 hrs for 2 bulbs then 2 hrs for 4 bulbs then 2 hrs for 2 bulbs then off. I believe I have that ability with this fixture.
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What ended up happening? I have the fine green hair algae. I don't think I have enough co2 pumping in my tank right now.
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I've removed all the hair algae by cutting back my java moss and removed the affected blades of jungle val by cutting them off at the base. I reduced my light period to 6 hrs where 2 bulbs are on for an hour, then all four for 4 hours and then back to 2 bulbs for the last hour. Seems to be working fine with no algae. Trying to stay on top of the dosing ferts is difficult considering my crazy work schedule. This tank is basically a learning tank where I am learning how these plants grow before adding them to my 125gal
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I know that I should get a test kit for kh and gh(?) and some dosing bottles. Trying to find those in Canada will be fun. My fertilizers for PPS Pro came in last week as well as the root tabs. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

What do you have under your tank?
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At this time it's an empty cabinet. My canister and co2 reactor are on the floor beside the stand.
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At this time it's an empty cabinet. My canister and co2 reactor are on the floor beside the stand.

Can I see that plz?
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The canister/reactor or the cabinet?
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The canister/reactor or the cabinet?

Cabin and other stuff.
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