Day 6, after planting my new 120 gal, I noticed what George Booth refers to as "fuzz algae" - 2-3mm threads of algae evenly distributed on the acrylic surfaces. In response, I implemented my multiphased algae minimization program of 13 otoclincus, Phosguard (in-line with canister filter), and 18W UV sterilizer.
After 24 hours, the algae seems to not to have increased, but I have heard that the UV light is not suitable for plante tanks since it breaks down trace nutrients. I have also heard that iron gluconate is very stable. Is it (and the other ingredients in Fluorish) sufficiently stable to withstand this punishment? Does anyone have experience in using UV sterilizers in planted tanks on a routine (when there is no green water) basis?
120g, 3.2W/g, pH 6.6, GH 9, KH 2, 80deg, CO2