Planted Tank VIP
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
You gave such a comprehensive summary of your tank specifications and then I still have to ask you one more thing, haha. PO4? With moderate levels of Nitrate like yours (~5ppm), if your PO4 is around 0.5ppm, you should have little trouble eliminating that algae growth.
Remove as much of it as you can by hand, get the nutrients in line, find some real SAE's, and the algae will diminish. I couldn't find any other way to get rid of that black brush algae other than SAE's. I also had a hard time finding them in my LFS's so I called the wholesaler's directly and referred my LFS's to them.
If you were in the US, I could refer you to the wholesalers but you're going to have to find one in Australia.
- Sam P -
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