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Hi guys, I have a 45 Gallon newly planted aquarium. My water is Crystal clear, but I can't seem to get rid of the algae growing on the plants, driftwood/rock and glass. I started using Flourish-excel last week and it did lower the density of the algae on the glass, but didn't get rid of it all together. Any suggestions? Thanks.
 

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New tanks are always going to have some algae issues. Keep the front glass clean with a scrubber or cloth. Good fertilizing (N,P,K, and micros) and carbon source (CO2 or excel) will keep the plants healthy and allow them to out-compete most of the algae.

Getting the right doses of each nutrient will take some tinkering and guessing at first, but you've got to get a starting point and from there. (Example; I started with the Seachem Guide and with a bit of DIY CO2 and then made adjustments over time as I saw changes, problems, changed lighting, etc...)

But, like chagovatoloco has requested, it's hard to give accurate advice without some info on your set-up and what your current routine is.

-Dave
 
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