High Nitrate and Algae Isses Plz Help!
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Fertilizers and Water Parameters


 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 11-15-2012, 11:23 PM   #1
ahmycoah
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Cali
Posts: 20
Default High Nitrate and Algae Isses Plz Help!

Hi TPT,

I'm having lots of algae (GDA and BBA i think) and High Nitrate levels (40 PPM).


I think ihave GDA growing on my tank glass, bright green color. Is the only way to get rid of GDA waiting about 20 days and when it turns dark green/ brown scrape it off? Is my nitrate levels causing the algae to form?

I also have some dark algae that is attacking alot of my plants. Is this BBA? how could i get rid of this? Please see attached photos.


I did a 50% water change but the nitrate level did drop at all.

I have a 10gal talk with:

- 2 T5s total of 28watts i think (on 8hrs)
- CO2 1.5 to 2 bps when the light is on
- half cap of Do Aqua Be Green for potassium and trace elements
- one stick of Laguna Once-A-Year Fertilizer Pond Spikes 16-9-12

Can someone please tell me what im doing wrong. Plz help

Thanks!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20121112_171125.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	58.7 KB
ID:	57172  

Click image for larger version

Name:	20121112_171032.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	90.0 KB
ID:	57173  

ahmycoah is offline   Reply With Quote
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012