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Old 03-05-2019, 06:17 AM   #1
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Silicates/brown algae

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I have been looking everywhere and can find what I am looking for so my question is

What do i need to look for on my water report for silicates

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It should simply say silicates or Silica with a ppm or ppb number attached to it.
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I fully checked the water report 3 pages and cant see it :/
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How old is the tank? Could be simply initial tank setup = some diatom algae...
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About 2-3 week since it finished cycling and 3-4 weeks cycling
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About 2-3 week since it finished cycling and 3-4 weeks cycling
Okay, don't worry about the brown algae too much then. It will go away on it's own.

Cut back lighting slightly too,
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Great thank you
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Will ei dosing make a difference
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Will ei dosing make a difference
Depends on too many factors:

Tank Size
Lighting
CO2
What kind of fertilizer
pH
gH
Water change schedule
How fast plants are actually growing
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120 liters
14.5w 6500k LED
Easycarbo 2ml
Dry ferts 10ml
Ph 7.4-6
Gh 28.6
50% weekly and plants are doing well I have need to trim the back and others are shooting new stems
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