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Old 11-15-2014, 04:44 PM   #1
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8 month old planted tank

Hi. I am looking for any suggestiins on my 8 month old planted tank. I am using liquid co2 booster daily and leaf zone weekly. Should i be doing anything else? Plants are growing and multipling nice. I am getting some green algae on glass now.

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Old 11-15-2014, 06:21 PM   #2
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Looking good 😉
You should be careful as fertilizers can cause algae. I only use half the amount recommended during the first 2 months of setting up a planted tank. I guess this is useless as you've had yours running for 8 months already 😜
Other than that, keep up the good work


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Looking good.

How big is your tank? What kind of lighting are you working with? Using any root tabs?

I would probably suggest a Nerite snail or two, they can cut back on algae pretty well.

Also, is that a little bit of hair algae I see?
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I would add some substrate ferts (root tabs, pellets, etc) for the swords and crypts.
I get green algae on the glass and clean it off 1-2x a week with an algae magnet cleaner.


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29 gallon. Marineland led hood. Meant for low light plants. I added led light bar.

I have not used any root tabs.

I do have fire red cherry shrimp and asassin snails as well.

I was trying to decide what type of algae that was on jungle val

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Looking good 😉
You should be careful as fertilizers can cause algae. I only use half the amount recommended during the first 2 months of setting up a planted tank. I guess this is useless as you've had yours running for 8 months already 😜
Other than that, keep up the good work


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How so?


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29 gallon. Marineland led hood. Meant for low light plants. I added led light bar.

I have not used any root tabs.

I do have fire red cherry shrimp and asassin snails as well.

I was trying to decide what type of algae that was on jungle val

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Theres defo green spot algae and black brush algae. (GSA and BBA)

Algaes occur mostly because of excessive lighting. How long are your lights on for?


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