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Green Water algae

I am not sure why I had a green algae water boom all of a sudden after three months of EI and change in lights and substrate as follows:

Had three different threads on this site first says for 1/2 ltr distilled water, 15g chelated trace mix, 15g MgSO4+7h2o is Epsom salt take mgso4 7g at 0.46 of epsom, 30g

K2SO4, 15 KNO3 not required, dissolve overnight
Ppm=mg per litre
1tsp (approx 12g) of APF Trace Elements
Dose 30ml per 150ltr everyday

Second says for 20-40 gallons 1/4 tsp kno3(180rs/100g) 3xweek (1.2g or 1.759 gms
1/16 tsp kh2po4(225/100g) 3xweek (0.3g or .267g)
1/2 tsp gh booster weekly with water change (2.5g)
1/16 tsp trace 3xwek (0.3g)
MGSO4 (90/100g) 7.293g
K2So4 (75/100g) 2.404g
Fe DTPA-10% 0.72g 115 0.65g-diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid-C14H23o10n3-edta-c10h16on2
50% water change weekly
CO2 carbonate hardness (KH) & (ph) 5-2-ppm >30 bad for fish
gh general hardness Cal & Mg
76 drops is teaspoon
For CSM+B it says use
1.5% water soluble chelated magnesium 75g
0.1% water soluble chelated copper 5g
7% water soluble chelated iron 350g
2% water soluble chelated manganese 100g
0.06% water soluble chelated molybdum 3g
0.4% water soluble chelated zinc 20g
0.04% boron 2g
11.1% 555g
Now I have made this week's Macro as under:
To reach your target
1. 7.5ppm NO3 add 29.146 gms of KNO3 into your 500 ml container each 30ml of that mix into 143L is K ppm/degrees

4.73, N 1.69, NO3 7.5
2. 1.3ppm PO4 add 4.44 gms of KH2PO4 into your 500 ml container each 30ml of that mix into 143L is K ppm/degrees

0.54, P 0.42, PO4 1.3
3. 5ppm Mg add 55.5 gms of MgSO4 into your 500 ml container each 30ml of that mix into 143L is Mg ppm/degrees 5,

S 6.6, dGH 1.15-1 mgso47h20=0.46 mgso4
4. 7.5ppm K add 39.834 but same as KH2PO4 so 4.44g gms of K2SO4 into your 500 ml container each 30ml of that mix

into 143L is K ppm/degrees 7.50, S 3.08

Don't have Fe in my DTPA powder, it is only DTPA powder as per my chemist
5. DTPA Fe10% 0.5ppm Fe add 11.917 gms of Fe into your 500 ml container each 30ml of that mix into 143L is Fe ppm/degrees 0.50 or Fe11% 10.833g

or should I follow

500 ml for 143L make 70mlx5 days alt between macro and trace
Pot Nitrate KNO3 15g
Mono Pott Phosp KH2PO4 5.8g
Magnese Sulp MGSO4 37g
TNC Trace 3.9g - Fe 8.4%, EDTA Mn 1.82%, EDTA Zn 1.16%, B 1.06%, EDTA Cu 0.23%, Mo 0.15%
Seachem Flourish
Tropica Aquacare

Am on DIY Co2, no tests, substrate are ADA Amazonia and Riversand on either side of the 32 inch deep tank. 16 type of plants doing well. Have used yesterday and today Azoo's Green algae remover and shut the lights both these days. Removed 30% water before the treatment today, now will remove rest 30% again tomorrow, have put airstone today. Will see how it fares from Monday.
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deep tank, diy co2, ei dosing, ferts, green algae

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