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Old 07-13-2005, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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History: My 25 gallon is about 3 years old. For the past 3 years all I've had in it were fake plants and some java fern and H.polysperma. Which did ok in my less then one watt per gallon and no ferts. I've always had BBA and green spot algae in my tanks. Then I decided to have a planted tank. So I bought new lighting and plants and ferts. Got rid of all the BBA coverd ornaments and fake plants. Cleaned bba infested driftwood.

Present day: So it was impossible to get rid of all the BBA and GSA do to it imbedding it self into my gravel. My tank is now planted and I'm just starting to dose ferts. I tried EI method last week but due to insufficient CO2 my plants couldn't take much in. My phosphates shot up to 3 while my nitrates were at a stable 10. I was also dosing Flourish for micros. I lost alot of my plants. They started melting. Not to mention my BBA and green spot algae grow like crazy. Now all my E.Tenellus is coverd in BBA and my gravel is once again thick with green algae and BBA. I did a 50% water change on friday and aother 15% waterchange last night. I've raised my co2. Right now my tank is at:
WPG: 2.2 AHsupply.
PH: 6.8
KH: 70
GH: 40
Nitrate: 7.5
Phophate: 1.5

What do you suggest I do other then another 50% water change to get my PO4 to 1 and add NO3 to get it to 10. Do you think I should get rid of the top layer of algae coverd gravel and E.tenellus before my next water change? Or just leave everything as it is at get my nutrients into normal and let my algae die off?
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This is a co2 issue. YOur phosphates would be fine @ 1.5 if you had adequate levels of co2. I would remove as much of hte BBA from my tank as possible. I would take out the covered gravel and clip some of hte plants that are covered with BBA. MAke sure your tank is densely planted. At least for now.....float some fast growers to help out compete the algae.
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