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post #7 of (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 06:11 PM
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BGA often starts when you are low on nitrates, and your testing shows low nitrate, so I would start dosing per _Dosing Regimes_ Be sure to do the 50% or so water changes, too, so you don't build up too much of any of the fertilzers in the water. Excessive fertilizing does not lead to algae, but eventually you can build up enough to be harmful to the fish. I don't think you have too much light, just not enough nutrients.

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