Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Burlington, Washington
I have a 46 gallon bow front that I had been have problems with all kinds of algae. I tried everything to get it under control, I even did a blackout and that got rid of the algae but it also killed everything in my tank for some reason the temp went up on the tank, so whatever you do don't do a blackout. I was using ferts at the time because I thought my plants needed them. So I redid the whole thing, see my thread under Aquascaping section. I think now the only reason I do not have a bunch of algae is because I installed a uv sterilizer. You could give that a try. I also do not use any ferts just CO2, and my plant growth is great. The pics in my thread were taken after doing a major trim and replanting.
Last edited by starfire12; 03-05-2013 at 04:17 AM.
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