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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-20-2017, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Long Term Algae

Hello, I'm new to the forum, but I have been having algae issues for a while.

I have a fluval spec 5 tank (five gallons) with giant hygrophila and dwarf hair grass. The only fish I keep in it is my beta fish. I use the Beamswork DA FSPEC LED .5W aquarium light. I have a small bubbler in the corner. I dose using seachem products. My dosing is:

2x a week
1.25 mL Seachem N
4.00 mL Seachem K

1x a week
0.5 mL Seachem Flourish (micros)

0.5 mL Seachem Excel

I naturally have ~1.0ppm Phosphate in my tap water.

My issue is that no matter what I do I always have a lot of green spot algae and hair algae. I'm just not sure what to do anymore/what I'm doing wrong.
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Water parameters?
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-20-2017, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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ph 7.6
NH4+ .25 ppm (Also something I can never get to 0)
NO2- 0.0ppm
NO3- 5.0ppm
PO4 -2 1.0ppm

I don't measure gH or kH
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