Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Let me first say that I am enjoying this forum as I have for many many years! The hobby itself tends to ebb and flow for me and I'm finding myself with an algae infestation.
It's all over the plants(I've actually removed most of the plants and threw so much out) and I have been trying to treat it off and on, but it never seems to go away.
Here's what has happened through the past few months. With Covid, I have been unable to refill the CO2 canister(I presume that's why the algae outbreak happened). However, it has been almost 4 months now since the tank has been without CO2. I would have thought the tank would have destabilized and the algae would start to slowly dissipate.
My question to you all, would be be beneficial to attempt to get the CO2 refilled with it have been 4 months of no CO2? Would that start adding the balance back or is there something else I can do outside of using a syringe with peroxide because if that's my only option, I'm definitely just throwing out the plants.
Thanks for any input that you may have.