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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-09-2003, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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in my newly set up 20 gallon with 55 watts of light has gw. though it is not that severe because in the tank it just looks cloudy but when in a buket it is green. water paremeters are nitrate 15 ppm and po4 not known. it is assumed p04 is cause of algae bloom(much have dosed too much enema last week).

- i added a phosphate remover in the filter yester day plants seem to be pearling alot so hopfully they will help reduce the nutrient over load.

- does this seem like a good enough treatment what else should i do?

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Water changes will greatly help the process, unless tap your water has nitrate or phophate. Nitrate also causes algae, so getting it down to 10 or below would help.


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