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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 02:54 AM Thread Starter
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Ferts question on mixed tank

I have what I term a mixed 40 gallon breeder planted tank in that it is dirt based / gravel covered and I use Flourish Excel instead of CO2 but have strong T5HO lights some 10" above the tank. I have been having a green algae problem even though I raised the lights and reduced the amount of time the lights are on.
My question is I am using an EI ferts dosing schedule for no CO2 with a low light tank - dosing Macros once a week, Micros once a week and a 50% water change weekly - is this appropriate for my aquarium. Thanks for any suggestions

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What specific light are you using? You could have low light or high light, depending on the specific light fixture.

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Thanks for responding Hoppy. The light fixture I have over this 40 gallon tank is a 36" inch 2 X 39 watt Deep Blue Solarmax T5HO with 6 blue LED moonlights. By the way I have one daylight and one pink plant specific bulb.
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