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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-01-2014, 04:03 AM Thread Starter
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Dosing issues

Im currently trying to carpet my glosso on my 40B. I have 2 Finnex Planted + on 8hrs a day 10-6.... i was EI dosing , the i got some BBA, so i reduced my dosing a little, now i see a few yellow leaves on my glosso....

should i base my dosing via the E/I dosing 20-40 gallons or 40-60 gallons?
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You have a high level of light in there and until you get lots of plants actually growing well you need to reduce it to no more than 7 hrs a day. At the first thread on the algae section are directions to remove/keep out the BBA under Guitarfish.

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Mmm. I'd suggest you stock your tank with fast growing stem plants or floating plants to compete with the algae. Are you using excel(glut) and/or co2?

Cutting the photo period will slow the BBA, but fixing the nutrient situation is paramount.

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I think you may be at a high enough lighting level to need CO2. Plants don't compete with algae and don't believe your EI dosing caused your BBA.

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