OK, here is how my tank tested out tonight:
temp - 77*F
pH - 7.2
GH - 100 ppm
KH - 115 ppm
NH3/NH4 - 0 ppm
NO3 - 5.0 ppm
PO4 - 5+ ppm
OK, I know I need to bring down my PO4. I eliminated everything in my sump - flourite, plants, etc - It's just filter, heaters, and pump, now.
I'm, also doing 25% water changes every 4-5 days.
I need help, because I'm having an algae attack, BGA, BBA and hair algae. I took care of the hair algae, buy vacuming the tank regularly. I treated the BGA with e-mycin.
Is there a way to bring the phosphates down, while I continue to get the parameters straight? What about products like phosphosorb?
Please help, my ferns are really suffering.