Originally Posted by williamsonaaron
I can only share my experience - I don't let my tank bottom continually I did this once while I was having an algae problem. Since then I dose and keep my levels to just what my plants need and that includes trace. I believe most people overdose trace and sometimes macro's. Algae will take advantage of any imbalance in your nutrient supply I'm merely suggesting knowing where your starting from.
Again to my point this has been successfull for me I have a heavily planted 80 gallon with 240 watts of CF lighting and I have next to zero algae.
If you have a different experience and way of keeping out algae then by all means share it. I shared my theory thats all.
Well, since you put it that way:
I dose 15ppm NO3 and 5ppm 3x a week and feed like crazy to this high bioload tank
Sooo.........where's my algae and problems then?
How can this possibly be true what you are saying?
You are saying that your hypothesis is that by over doing macros and traces(I add about .5ppm a Fe as proxy 4x a week), folks will get algae, and yet when I have done this now.........on dozens of tanks for decades, I get no such algae issues.
How can you explain my results when I test it and cannot confirm the claimed hypothesis????
Need more examples? Different plant species?
Fish? Shrimp? Different tanks sizes? I got those
You state that algae take advantage of excess nutrients and are problems for that reason, and yet, clearly and without any doubts..........I am adding non limiting nutrients for any and all species of algae, as well as plants(here's the key
) and there's no algae of any issue. How can you reconcile this?
I add this week after week, month after month, year after year, decade after decade..............
Think about it, what is the real goal here?
Algae control or plant growth?