Spirogyra--two part question
I have a spiro problem and am going to start the following treatment tomorrow:
3 day blackout
1ml/g h2o2 dosing
trimming out the most afflicted parts (on hygrophila difformis)
water change at the end of three days
I know spiro is a pita. Can anyone help me refine this plan? Effectiveness of h2o2? Daily dosing? I'd like to avoid excel b/c of cost and vals. Water changes? Aggressiveness with regard to trimming?
I've read that outbreaks are attributable to ammonia spikes. I currently have no such problem but I want to get at the core issue. I have a 54 corner with 130w pc and excel dose daily. The only fert I use is flourish once weekly after 20-25% water changes...I wanted to keep things very simple and low-tech. Is 10 hrs. of light too much? I realize assessing the problem can be spitballing even if you're in front of the tank but I'd appreciate insight on how I can better balance things.