Others will also tell you that using 4 dkH reference solution (and not tap/distilled/DI/RO/aquarium water) is the correct way to do it.
Using aquarium water (which has other DOCs in it that may affect kH) will ultimately skew your CO2 estimation using the pH/kH/CO2 relationship.
But, as mentioned, increasing your fertilization and CO2 will help with eliminating algae (in general). If you provide us with a photograph, we can also help identify the type of algae you have, and the best way to combat it as well.
It's bba. Mostly due to fluctuating of co2 levels and/or too much lighting. You can spot treat it when you do water changes with excel or h2o2. There's a sticky in the algae section that will help a lot as well
it's bba. Mostly due to fluctuating of co2 levels and/or too much lighting. You can spot treat it when you do water changes with excel or h2o2. There's a sticky in the algae section that will help a lot as well
i will def check that section out. Thinkin about turning off 1 of my light fixtures & turnin up the co2 a tad, its @ about 3 bps now = just eyeballin it in my bubble counter. I also have a red sea co2 indicator & its green but im gonna change the solution it came w/ 2 a 4 dkh solution & see what it does. Gonna do a bleach / water bath this evening w/ that plant as well. Its on the bottom part of that plant & also on a red plant thats in the back on the left hand side. I posted pics of my tank & setup on a newer thread so u can see the plants there... I would like 2 find the main cause so it doesnt return