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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-24-2003, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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I've just recently increase my lights to around 100 watts, so thats translates to around 5 wpg in my 20 gallon. I have an outbreak of green beard algae that spread like crazy recently. I've been able to control it by removing the infected leaves and doing water changes afterwards.

My original direction of thought was to reduce the nutrients in the water level, however, I remembered how people always say that CO2, light, and nutrients must be in balance. So, should I be reducing my nurtients, or increase my nutrients? My CO2 is around 35~50ppm. I know its not 50 ppm, because I'm sure my fish would be dead, however, the pH color is really hard to tell on the lower levels of the AP test.

Thanks in advance,


20G heavily planted tank with Eco Complete
Pressurized CO2, Eheim Ecco 2236, 1 55W and 1 36W bulb
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