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Angry agle problem

hi all i got an agle bloom that i can't seem to get rid of tanks specs are.

240 litres about 63 us gallons with 4x54watts t5 plantlux blubs on at 10am and off at 8pm

i does as follow
sat,mon,weds 2.0grams no3 10.69grams k2so4 no po4 as high levels in tap water iron about 0.20grams

sun,tues,thurs 20ml of seachem flourish trace.

ph > 6.5
kh > 40ppm
no3> 5 ppm
po4> over 5ppm
ammonia none
iron unknow.

i add about 3grams of baking soda every water change.
i get full glass covered of alge within 2 days and not getting much plant growth and plants don't start pearl till ather 3pm and that only few of them.with no to little plant growth.

i know i pobly missing somthing smiple but i can't seem to find it.

thanks for any help you can give.
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What about CO2? Given the relative low amount of nitrates compared to phosphates, that may be a problem. You could increase the nitrates up to at least 10-15 ppm.

Get in there and clean out as much of the algae you can. The dosing regime sounds ok...just adjust the nitrate to more.

I take your pH is low because of co2?

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hi thanks for reply i knew i miss somthing out lol

my ph is low out of tap i add baking soda to rise it to about 7ph forgot what kh was at i check it tomarrow when i due to do water change.

if i working it out right atm my co2 is at 21ppm (chucks planted aquarium cal)i don't really to to add more some fish are hovering at top of tank as it is :S.

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Augh, I should have read the bottom of your signature

Fish gasping...signs of o2 deficiency in the water...try running an airstone at night for about an hour or two. That will help.

As far as the algae, I think once you remove as much as you physically can (so you can't see any more of it), and you get your nitrates up a tad bit, things will settle fine. Be sure to replace any biomass you prune out with new plants!!

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You're not adding any iron. Flourish trace has no iron.

You need to add Flourish, not Flourish trace...
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i does as follow
sat,mon,weds 2.0grams no3 10.69grams k2so4 no po4 as high levels in tap water iron about 0.20grams

sun,tues,thurs 20ml of seachem flourish trace.
i am 0.20grams x3 week
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hi all been 5 days and i rasied no3 to about 10mg/L but aglae bloom is just as bad to day readings are

ph > 6.5
kh > 40ppm or 2.2degrees
no3> 10mg/L
po4> over 5mg/L
ammonia none
iron unknow but doseing 3x week at 0.30 grams

any ideas of what poblem could be ????

thanks for any help you can give
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hi all

i had an brain stom would the fact i turn my co2 off at night then back on half an hour before lights on be my poblems ??? also i tested my water on an trace day the no3 was nil is that normal ? po4 was 2.5mg/l.also should i rase my kh to over 3degrees ?.


once again thanks for any help and info you can give


EDIT: im changing my trace from flosish trace to powered mixed trace see if that will sort it.
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