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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 02:13 AM
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Did you cycle the ADA substrate before adding fish? This stuff throws off TONS of ammonia for about the first 4-8 weeks, so you need to get your water tested ASAP.

I suspect that this may be the underlying source of your algae issues.

Also, DIY CO2 may not cut it for a tank this size- VERY difficult to obtain and maintain the consistent levels you need.

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