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post #13 of (permalink) Old 09-19-2010, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by moogoo View Post
I've had my run in with this algae recently as well. It doesn't seem to vacuum easily and attaches to my plants and substrates pretty well. I may need a stronger vacuum/suction I guess.

I think high light is definitely a problem. I have a similar setup but I use pressurized CO2 with a drop checker that goes from dark green to yellow/green by the end of the light period, which is about 8 hrs. Riccia and all plants pearl like crazy. I dose modified EI (modify dosing depending on need).

I will try the suggestions made here by Tom. The reason why I got the high light to begin with was to ensure that my HC grows low to the substrate. Would it still grow low with only 3WPG?

I guess time will tell.
HC is low light plant.
1.5W/gal using T5's at 36" away from the plant.............

Does very nicely at that range

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