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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-27-2004, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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I just resolved my hair algae problem I hope. I have been dosing small amounts of Seachem iron. I know I have been underdosing as I am concerned with algae. My Lamotte test kit basically shows no reading due to this. Should I bring up the level? I am a little sensitive to the algae issue not that I got rid of the hair algae. What do you think. By the way, I do have a little green spot algae on a few plants.

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Testing for iron is pretty much worthless, so it that's what you mean, I would forget it. If you're going to test, go for NO3 and PO4.
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What are you dosing, what are your light levels, plant mass, fish stocking level, tank size? Double check that you are dosing correctly,

that would be vi=m, where v= volume in gallons, i = conc. of
iron in ppm (mg/L) (that your looking to add) and m = mL of product to use, so for example:

so 15 x 0.7 = 10.5 mL
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