Originally Posted by zchauvin
Firstly this has absolutely nothing to do with the substrate so either you were trying to attract people for answers or just felt like saying you use ada substrate, the brown algae is something known as diatoms that every single tank will get in early stages... this your first tank? start dosing ei method and I'm sure you will be much more pleased.
Lastly did you change anything 10 days ago.. the only reason algae appears is when there is an imbalance created in the system- if it stayed nice for 3 months then changed, your lacking on maintenance or something of that nature. Also if you haven't cleaned the filter since setup, it could be getting dirty and could have slower flow creating to little water movement in the tank.
Your reply would have been more fruitful had you actually read my question and understood it.
In initial stages I had a lot of brown algae (Cladophora?). However large water changes and manual removal took care of this algae.
I have mentioned that I have already taken care of brown algae, which by the way was not diatom in my case.
Hence you need not have answered this part.
For last 10 days I am seeing black algae like spots on nearly all plants, I can wipe them out easily with hand. |
Do I need to change my fertilizer regime?
This is the part for which I was seeking opinions.
I hope you aware that ADA is a nutrient enriched substrate and normal EI dosing is never advised, because it leads to algae problems.
I have modified EI dosing dosing keeping in mind the nutrient release from ADA, and it on this aspect I needed advice