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What kind of algae did you have Nick? What has been your method of stabalizing your tank after algae bloom?

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The tank broke out with diatoms, staghorn, and BBA. That was all because of CO2 and new AS. I cut off all the effected leaves of any plant that had staghorn growing on them and I started dosing Glut daily as well as upped my CO2 injection. Lights have also been cut in half from 4 x 54W t5ho to 2 x 54W. The plants are now growing well and algae is disappearing.

I also added my plecos back into the tank a few days ago and they helped tremendously as far as keeping the glass and wood clean.
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Yay plecos! They did the same for my tank.

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*Drool* I love that hardscape.

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Yay plecos! They did the same for my tank.
I just wish I had a partner for my lonely L-183. Plus, she only comes out at night which sucks cause I can never capture her on camera.

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The tank broke out with diatoms, staghorn, and BBA. That was all because of CO2 and new AS. I cut off all the effected leaves of any plant that had staghorn growing on them and I started dosing Glut daily as well as upped my CO2 injection. Lights have also been cut in half from 4 x 54W t5ho to 2 x 54W. The plants are now growing well and algae is disappearing.

I also added my plecos back into the tank a few days ago and they helped tremendously as far as keeping the glass and wood clean.
I keep getting staghorn on some of my plants. Glut? Glutamine?

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I keep getting staghorn on some of my plants. Glut? Glutamine?
Glutaraldehyde = Excel

spot treat directly on effected areas for best results.
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Glutaraldehyde = Excel

spot treat directly on effected areas for best results.

Ahhh, I spot dosed with H2o2 and upped my co2, seemed too stop it from spreading but still missed some patches of staghorn sso they are just sitting there lol been too tired too go pick up more h2o2

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How's your CO2?
Sexy lol, I actually must have hit it before and it was really low maybe that is why I kept having reoccurring algae issues.

My tank is so overgrown right now.

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After 9 months of mostly running CO2 24/7 I think I might finally be running out the 20# cylinder. It's very slowly dropping below 800 psi. Looks like I've got another few weeks at least since I'm only running it 8 hrs/day.

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Sexy lol, I actually must have hit it before and it was really low maybe that is why I kept having reoccurring algae issues.

My tank is so overgrown right now.
Are you running a DSR or SSR?

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After 9 months of mostly running CO2 24/7 I think I might finally be running out the 20# cylinder. It's very slowly dropping below 800 psi. Looks like I've got another few weeks at least since I'm only running it 8 hrs/day.
That's quite a long time. My 20#r last me 5-6 months and that's on a 8hr solenoid too. I'm blasting my bbs though because I mist.
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I'm just running @ golden lime green with no misting. This is overkill for my slow growers, but I hope it helps keep BBA at bay. I'm going to run CO2 even on low light tanks.

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I'm just running @ golden lime green with no misting. This is overkill for my slow growers, but I hope it helps keep BBA at bay. I'm going to run CO2 even on low light tanks.
CO2 overkill is good in my book too . As long as fish aren't flopping over, belly up, you're good!
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Im running a single stage regulator.

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