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post #9 of (permalink) Old 03-04-2007, 09:23 PM
Rex Grigg
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My bad. I for some reason thought you had Aquasoil in there. But you have Soilmaster.

Diatom algae is common in most any newly setup tank. It goes away after a couple of weeks.

All those "removal" products are aimed at non-planted tanks. And there really is no reason to use them on planted tanks.

Get your nutrients in balance and the rest will follow.

And you might be dosing a bit too much micros if you are actually dosing 3 dry tablespoons a week. That's a ton of iron in there and excess iron can cause algae problems.
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