01-01-2005, 10:33 PM
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: the Swamp
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If you consider adding CO2, that wikll clear up most algae as well.
If you add CO2 to low light tanks, that will do a very good job as well.
I can induce some algae and try it on a high light CO2 excess tank, but then it becomes difficult to say if it was the CO2 or the Excel hat caused the decline.
If you induce the algae in the tank(How do you do this with BBA without the CO2 issues?) and have log growth phase occurring, then add the excel=> dead BBA, then you might be able to say something causes it.
Otherwise you need to kow how t induce it without CO2 issues(limiting in a tank etc).
If your tank already has issues and you correct them and the algae goes away, then it's not any different than CO2 near as I can tell.
Make sure you have good nutrients/CO2, generally algae ain't an issue there. If so and you are certain(I never am) that those parameters are in good shape and you still have algae.......then add it at higher levels and see.
I've seen it/this occur as well, .......I ask why it occurs and also why the algae is there in the first place.