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GSA on Anabuis

Whats the best way to remove it?

Will upping phosphates remove it or just prevent it from getting worse or returning?

I currently add 2 ml of Fleet twice a week in a 75 gallon tank. Is that enough?
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raise your c02! If ya have a high saturation of co2, its hard for algae to get a foot hold on plants.

Anubias are the most algae prone plants of em all IMO. Thet just grow to slow.

A quick dip in 10-1 water-bleach for about 20 seconds will kill it, but unless your c02 is in order it will come back.
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No CO2 just Excel.

I was told to get a Rubberlip but I'm against adding fish to fix a problem, but if thats going to be the only option besides CO2 I may go ahead and do it. I just hope they aren't real clumsy and will be uprooting my plants.

I'll probably try upping my PO4 since most sites say low PO4 is a cause. Maybe I'll double the Excel also.I currently dump in 10 ml daily.
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No CO2 just Excel.

I was told to get a Rubberlip but I'm against adding fish to fix a problem, but if thats going to be the only option besides CO2 I may go ahead and do it. I just hope they aren't real clumsy and will be uprooting my plants.

I'll probably try upping my PO4 since most sites say low PO4 is a cause. Maybe I'll double the Excel also.I currently dump in 10 ml daily.
How many plants do ya have? How many fish? How many times do ya feed em? What lighting do ya have?

How are you dosing P04? With no c02, raising your P04 is asking for problems.

If you feed heavy, your P04 is there, if you have a heavy fish load, your N03 is there. Anubias, grow slow enough so the algae just takes advantage of the situation.

To me it sounds like your feeding heavy, an you have a good size fish load.

Do a few 50% WC's a week, slow down on the feeding, and cut down on the photo period.

Or you can just get C02..
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I just rescaped and pulled out the Hygro Sunset and Ceylon so I'd say the tank is about 60 - 70% planted.

I feed a pinch of flake in the morning and then something at night ( pellets, frozen,freeze dried etc..)

I run 1.75 wpg CF over the 75 gallon, 12 hr lighting, and the tank consists of:

2 Clown loaches 3 and 4 inches or so
2 senegal birchirs about 6-7 inches
4 Australian Rainbows about 3 inches
2 Spotted Climbing Perch about 3 and 4 inch
number of MTS

I dose the following:

Once a week:

1/2 tsp of KNO3... my tap has 7 ppm of nitrate and before a water change my nitrates are 15 or so. After a 50% water change its still 15. I'll throw in the 1/2 tsp every once in a while to make it 20 ppm.

1.5 tsp of K2SO4

4 tsp of CaCL2

3 tsp of MgSO4

3 times a week I dose 10 ml of Flourish Comprehensive to cover my traces

2 times a week I dose 2ml of Fleet for phosphates. Going to try 4 ml twice a week.

Daily 10 ml of Excel maybe up this to 20 ml.

I do 50% water changes weekly.

Heres a pic of it https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ph...new-scape.html
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if you're having GSA, you have a PO4 issue. you need to dose more PO4. i'd cut down on the photoperiod to about 8-10 hours.

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I would cut the photo period down to 8 hours a day or less. Way to much lighting for Anubias.

You say that the tap is giving you 7 ppm of nitrates...Stop dosing nitrates!!

With your plants you could get away with not dosin much at all an just feeding you fish heavily.
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