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Old 04-30-2003, 06:20 PM   #1
scuba415
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ok, lets see if we can get a consensus here. what causes green water? other than the standard "nutrient imbalance" response.

i have heard a lot of people blame phospahtes for green water outbreaks, and i have heard some blame ammonia. read the last post on this page for the ammonia argument: http://www.thekrib.com/Plants/Algae/green-water.html

i, obviously, am having a GW problem right now. other than the GW i have a little green spot algae but no other algae. 100 gallon tank, heavily planted, including many stems, 300 watts CF lighting, wet/dry, press CO2, low fish load, dosing N, K, dupla duplaplant tabs at water changes, dupla 24 daily micro drops.

PH 6.4, KH 3, GH3, nitrates 5ppm, ammonia 0, nitrites 0, phospates 0

i was also wondering if anyone is using a hagen phosphate tester, i have one and am beginning to wonder if its any good?
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