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Old 03-12-2007, 07:58 PM   #1
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I upgraded my 10G with the AH supply 2x 13w compact flourescent kit. My plants are growing much better, but so are my algae. I am having trouble identifying this. As far as I can tell it is maybe spot, hair or beard algae. It grows on my plant leaves, but only the ones within about 4 inches of the light.

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Old 03-12-2007, 08:23 PM   #2
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looks like GSA and BBA....do you run CO2 with those lights or dose Excel?
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looks like GSA and BBA....do you run CO2 with those lights or dose Excel?

No co2 or Excel, just flourish comprehensive.

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Old 03-13-2007, 12:43 AM   #4
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there lies your problem.
You have light and traces and no carbon.....growth of algae is inevitable. Go get some Flouish Excel and dose it 2 times normal dose for 5 days then do a 50% water change, then start dosing it as recommended, daily. You want your plants to grow, not your algae. Your algae is taking up all of the little bit of carbon and flourishing, while your plants suffer and start to die.
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