or you can find the problem...Wow! That's an impressive sight. I would do a double or triple recommended dosage of H2O2, excel, or metricide and make sure flow is high. Dump in a few algae eaters to clean up the dying mess.
"or you can find the problem...Nice farm!
eh.... I would do a hydrogen peroxide treatment... just MO.
I just did one recently for the first time and it worked nicely.
I doubt many people purchase dragonflies or praying mantis's on the internet. But who am I to judge. you kind of contradicted yourself there."or you can find the problem...
Kind of like an ant pile or a wasp nest. you don't kill individual ants, you kill the actual ant pile."
Everyone wants balance in their aquarium, as if it's the holy grail in planted tanks, but I don't think anyone can achieve 100% precision on balance, especially when plant mass grows, the demand on nutrients also grows. Most people don't adjust their nutrients in respect to the amount of plant mass every changing day. They usually add in excess nutrients to ensure all plants can reach optimal growth rate dictated by the amount of light the plants receive. Hobbyists counteract the eventual imbalance by resetting the parameters through water changes.
If hobbyists change the amount of light, CO2, nutrients, and perform WCs in attempt to reach an equilibrium point, then I think the usage of algae eaters are also fair game.
You can keep destroying ant piles and wasp nests, or you can also introduce some natural predators to wane off new queen ants and wasps looking to build a nest. Or even both.
No reason to get heated. This is a debate. Its what forums are for, well that and many other things.I don't recall when or where I said to dose the chemicals routinely. "I would do a double or triple recommended dosage of H2O2, excel, or metricide".
I also don't know when I went in-depth with balance. I made a very short paragraph generalizing balance in probably 3-4 sentences because the root cause is a balance issue which you suggested to "find the problem".
This is why I generally dislike using analogies; when you use someone's analogies, they sometimes bring it out of context to make things moot.
I'm going to abstain from this conversation before it gets heated up. I'm sorry I'm unable to help, Hillbilly Homer. Best of luck to you in getting rid of all the algae. And I apologize to DutchMuch if I offended you in any way, my statements bear no ill-intents.