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The other thing you should consider is if it looks good to the human eye. Sure you can just run red and blue led but your tank would look like a rave.
BBA is horrendous though. The other algae are pretty easy to control.
 

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I'm trying to grow green water in a liter bottle outside. I put in pond water and all I have so far is a small amount of dust algae. I'm trying to figure out what nutrients triggers these diatoms. I just put in a pinch of micronutrients to see if this is the trigger. If not, next would be the macronutrients.

You should look at diatoms under the microscope. They're beautiful.
 

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I'm against using antibiotics to treat algae. It should only be treated for fish disease. You'll create resistant strains of diseases otherwise.

A dose of 1ml/Gallon of Excel will pretty much kill algae and sometimes fish. I guess you can go .5ml/G as instructed on the Excel bottle. Using glutaraldehyde has its downsides also.
 
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