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Old 03-19-2003, 04:53 AM   #1
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My plants started to develop algae on the leaves once again....

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Old 03-19-2003, 01:48 PM   #2
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What kind of Algae? Hair, brush, green spot?
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green spot i believe.... anyone know of any pics online that show the different kinds?
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figured it out... SALT.... a few weeks ago the guy at the LFS tol me I needed to add salt to the tank. well.... after much research... I have read that salt slows down the nutrient absord rate of the plants... thus the algae bloom....
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Old 03-24-2003, 07:51 PM   #5
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green spot i believe.... anyone know of any pics online that show the different kinds?
Here is the spot algae on the glass.

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I have the same, not as much tho. I look forward to the answer to rid this stuff. All I have been doing is scrubbing it off at the weekly water change.
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Old 04-20-2003, 03:45 PM   #7
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I don't know about the fertilizer you are using, but it would probably be cheaper if you used KNO3, K2SO4, and KH2PO4 and a trace mix to fertilize. A good site for algae identification is http://www.aquaticscape.com/articles/algae.htm

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Old 04-21-2003, 01:55 AM   #8
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Tim... thanks for the link...

FOund the type... Brush algae

Any suggestion on clearing it up?

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