Pretty much out of the woods now on the Black Brush Algae!
However I just stopped dosing Gluteraldehyde in this tank.
Dealmed sent me Metricide 28 instead of 14. I had read the only difference, was the activator w/the 28 contained a surfactant (detergent/soap),
and we throw the activator away.
Well, that is not true, IT IS IN THE BULK SOLUTION!
I was not seeing any issues using it in my tanks with continuous WCs, but on my 29,
I was seeing heavy respiration on my Dwarf Cichlids, so WE ARE DONE! I will see how it works as a weed killer in the yard.
We will see how it goes...
I am pretty happy with how the tank is doing, so here are a couple of pics from today.
It appears the BBA pretty much stops growth on the affected plants?
So pruning it all off is a necessity.
I am getting a small amount of a "loose green hair algae?" It is pretty easy to remove, when I spot it.
I really do NOT know what I am doing, as regards to balances of light, CO2, and ferts, so any advice would be greatly appreciated!
I am dosing a PPS dosage every two days,
Continuous WC @ 11 or 12 gal. per day,
CO2, pH dropped from 7.8 pH to 6.8.