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post #11 of (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 01:51 AM
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Lower your tank temp. Constant 65-70f if livestock will be ok.

What is your current temp?

I has a lot of BBA when I was closer to 80f and I even had 2 pressurized co2 systems with EI dosing and did all kinds of thing about light.

I don't want to sound like I'm telling everyone have a colder tank as a solution for all issues, but algae seems to behave better now.

The other factor I believe* had something to do is good flow and over filtration.

I wasn't doing water changes. Every 6 months like 20%... Using RO/DI water for top offs.

* i believe = I'm not certain.

A heavily planted shrimp tank is possible!
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