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What size tank are you running ? the easy green, you use 1 pump for everyHi everyone. Im new and this is my first post. Please let me know if I did something wrong or forgot to include something.
I'm having these strands of algae start showing up in my tank recently and I'd like to address it asap before it gets worse.
Water Params: 0/0/30/8.0 ammonia/nitrite/nitrate/PH (I know my nitrates are high and I'm have plans to address it soon)
My tank sits at 16" in height and is using a Fluval 3.0 plant light on 3" risers running the current lighting plan based on Bentley Pascoe's Day Sim for Shallow Tanks
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I am using aquarium co-ops root tabs and I WAS dosing with their easy green (6 pumps twice a week).
I started getting noticeable amounts of algae on the walls and on top of leaves. So I cut back the easy green dosing significantly to 1 pump per week.
Also, I'm not running CO2.
Recently however, I started to get these strands of algae
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Can I assume that since I'm not using a lot of liquid fertilizer anymore, my lighting is causing this issue?
My other concern is my Java fern leaves are becoming transparent, which I'm assuming is due to lack of nutrients....so I need to dose more liquid fertilizer?
All in all, should I be lowering the amount of time my lights are on in order to stop algae growth and allow for more dosing?
Any help/recommendation/tips are appreciated
10 gals so if you have a 10 gal tank pump 10 times If you have a lot of plant's
if you have just a few plant's then I'd cut it back to 5 pumps once a week.
If you have a strong light -yes that could be the problem & the best way to
solve that is to cut your light time back from how long it's on to 1/2 that
like if you have them on for 6 hrs. cut it down to 3hrs in the morning &
3 at night that will be a big help & for the algae you have, looks like bba.
I had that stuff & it's easy to grow & to get rid of just by using peroxide
you turn off all pumps (water movement) get a syringe & fill it with the
peroxide & go right on the algae & squirt some of the peroxide on it
don't turn on the pumps for 10 15 mins & it will kill the algae that's it.