Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 05-24-2007, 10:09 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
PrettyFishies's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 1,689

So, now I'm experiencing an outbreak of algae. What looks like black fuzzy stuff on my DW and on the gravel. I have hair algae on my Vals and some green stringy stuff on the driftwood and gravel.

Mainly this started after I changed my bulb from a 10K to a 6700K. the 10K was a year or so old.

20 gal
65W - 9 hrs - 6700K colormax
pressurized Co2 - 30-40ppm (6.2PH, 2.5 KH)
Nitrates 25ppm
Phosphate - 2ppm

I dose 3x a week - Potassium (12.5 ppm) and Flourish (10mL)
My nitrates and phosphates have been rising on their own

125 gal mixed REEF
PrettyFishies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2007, 10:14 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
rich311k's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 12,189
Send a message via Yahoo to rich311k
The new light set things out of balance. Add a little more of everything and bump the CO2 a bit.

From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.
rich311k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2007, 10:56 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: new york city
Posts: 543
Send a message via AIM to sherry
Also if your nitrates and phosphates are rising without dosing, you need to consider if you are overstocked. Algae will thrive in an overstocked tank almost whatever you do. Clean your filter and bump up your water changes. There is ammonia before there are nitrates in your tank (that is not true of the inorganics we dose).
sherry is offline   Reply With Quote


Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
dark green algae on sand, beard algae on plants push350z Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 11-04-2006 08:53 AM
Macro Algae Wanted To Buy...(Update on Ducky's Algae!) revhtree Archive 25 03-26-2005 05:56 PM
Flagfish, Algae Eating Shrimp, Siamese Algae Eaters Spoon Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11 09-30-2003 10:51 AM
Algae eating snails & controlling algae growth Stoffer Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 09-24-2003 08:20 PM
Algae Algae Algae in my planted tank d9hp Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 13 05-17-2003 02:52 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:46 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.