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in the last days im combating a gs algae that ive never seen before. its a kind of gs that spreads all over the tank, even on the fast growing glosso and on my lovely rotala wallichi leaves. its a tiny spots that after a few days forming a "carpet" of green algae. no major changes only addad a heater (from 23 to 26 as i have there a large comunitiy of cardinal tetra's) and dosing more kno3 n ferrus gluconate as its a new layout. i was a bit lazy with water changes during the last weeks - could it be the problem? all the palants (even thos with the gs) are growing well and pearling seen all over the tank.
144L with 190w, 440l/h ehaim - will check water parameters and update asap.
could it be access of no3 or iron? maybe lack of po4? should i go with K+fe only for a few days? should i trim the infected plants? i clean the glass once in two days.
 

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IME Green Spot is caused by low PO4 and sometimes low CO2. Keep PO4 around 1-1.5ppm and you should see it disappear.

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Robert.
 

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If you are not adding a source of PO4, then yes. That is your cause.
You ran out.

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Tom Barr
 

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hi tom, my po4 is at 0.4 and the gs become a disaster, it covers all the slow growers tips (e. stellata, m. umbrosum, downoi, etc).
any specific method to kill it first and them battle it with po4 and kno3 ?
first of all i want it out of my tank
 

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i probably had a problem with my no3 test kit - so now the no3 is on 50 or more and po4 is about 0.4. i have added po4 to raise the po4 level to 1 PPM and added more kcl. will wait and c what is going on.
should i add more fast growers like hygrophila or something for time being?
 

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What would be the problem then if the green spot were on anubias in a non-CO2 1.2wpg 15G? I am getting some... :?
 
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