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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-17-2005, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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i have "white" algae on my tank.... i have a c02 that i bought from LFS... i have a low light (20watts in 40gal), ph 7, temp. 80 dats it...i dont really know any more condition.. b/c im a tight budget and cant afford any test kit... what do u guys think if the source of the problem... its a "white hairy algae" i dont think its fungus.... neeed help....
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-17-2005, 01:11 PM
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Can you tell us where it is located and how fast it is growing?

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-17-2005, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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it does not get any sunlight.. just the aquarium light.... the algae grow fairly fast... i change the water 35-40% twice a week.. and still get that darn white kinna hairy algae...... reallly need help....
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-17-2005, 06:58 PM
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if your trying to grow plants with 20 watts of light in a 40 gallon tank, I think your in for an unwanted suprise. The only thing I could think of that would be able to barly survive would be java fern, or maybe some kinds of moss'. with 0.5 watts per gallon, you plants will take VERY little or no fertilizers in your water collum. Do the plants grow at all? I would emagin that your algy is comming from the fact that most plants can't grow properly with 0.5 WPG, but the algy love it. Mabey someone can correct me if I'm worng, but I think your plants can't compeat with the algy for ferts in your watter collum. The algy can grow in just about any light, but plants don't. Injecting c02 won't help the algy untill you upgrade your lights.

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