Aquatic Plant Central - View Single Post - Ongoing algae war
View Single Post
Old 10-29-2020, 10:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 49
iTrader Ratings: 0
Yorkie is a regular member
Default Re: Ongoing algae war

Hi Dan,

Do you still have your test kits? What are you able to measure? Not everyone opts for water tests but I find them to be essential. Nitrate, phosphate and iron figures may prove useful. Light and nutrients are what feeds algae and BGA, which is actually a type of bacteria - cyanobacteria, to be precise. As mistergreen says, cutting back on the lighting should be a step in the right direction. I'm not familiar with Finnex lighting as I'm not in the US of A. Which model do you have?

That'll do for now.

Yorkie is offline   Reply With Quote