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  1. Algae
    I have new tank of 2+ months. GSA has been my only issue so far. Contrary to advice out there that low phosphates and unstable CO2 are the causes, my deposits reduced considerably when I upped nitrates. I could see the difference in a day. However it still deposits a little daily. Not sure...
  2. Algae
    My tank has recently, and rather quickly, accumulated various types of algae. I have green spot algae, what I believe is black beard algae, and probably hair algae. The last two happened within the last week, the GSA has been a problem for a while. Parameters of my 15 gal Ammonia: 0 pH: 7...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello, My 15gal tank has been having some troubles with GSA for a couple weeks now, and it's starting to irritate me. It was on the glass only for a while, but now I can see it on my s. repens really well, as well as my anubias. I have one nerite snail, but he doesn't seem to be doing much. I...
  4. Algae
    Hello, I have some problems with some of my plants. I think I have GSA and Hair/Fuzz algae growing on them. I'd like some advice to know how to get rid of those algae. I already post a thread about plant deficiencies, maybe both problem are realated? I am using green liquid tropica...
  5. Algae
    I've got some AR mini in my Spec V with a planted plus 24/7 over top. Lights on 4 hours, off 4, on 4 every day. No algae issues besides a bit on the glass every month I scrape off. I am injecting CO2 via a paintball tank. The issue is the top part of my AR is algae free while the bottom...
  6. Algae
    I have been battling GHA e for a few months, but with reduced light intensity and changes to fert dosage I am now faced with GSA as well as BBA sadly. I feel this is down to my fert dosing, which I feel like i have never got to the point where I was dosing enough for my tank. Rotala SP Green...
  7. Algae
    Hello all, I have been enjoying my tank, and have been adding new plants after having success with my MC carpet, but roughly over the past two weeks my tank has been developing green hair algae on rocks and some taller plants within the faster current. The green spot algae is on the glass, which...
  8. Algae
    I have a 20 gallon tall which has been established for about a year. I did a major plant cut back about 2.5 months ago and ever since I have had bad algae problems. I use EI ferts and have a pressurized co2 tank running through an atomic diffuser. For lighting I have a finnex ray 2 and a...
  9. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi guys, I measured my PO4 today and I realized that it was getting used up way faster than before. I measured it this morning and it was < 1ppm, closer to 0.5. :surprise: I used to get away with doing only once a week, (maybe twice sometimes) like only 150mg or around there. This would give me...
  10. Algae
    Hey Guys, For the past month or two I've been fighting an outbreak of algae. At first it was brown diatoms but thankfully they went away. As soon as the diatoms went away BBA came right in. I have no idea what caused this. This tank was algae free for three months and suddenly things just went...
  11. Low Tech Forum
    I have read a lot about the possible causes and treatments dealing with green spot algae. However, there has not been a clear cut solution/method to eradicate it, especially from plants. I am looking for someone that has had proven success dealing with GSA and what method they used to do so...
  12. Algae
    Hi all, I have 4x54W fixture over a 50x18x18H inch tank. All the tubes are JBL Solar Ultra series (Front to Back: Color, Tropic, Natur, Tropic). I am growing HC, dwarf hair grass, hydrocotyle sp. japan mainly. The substrate is JBL Manado over JBL Aquabasis plus. I'm dosing JBL Ferropol, Seachem...
  13. Algae
    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum, so bear with me :) I have been dealing with green spot algae for a few months now and its starting to really annoy me now... I have a 45 gallon freshwater planted tank, with lots of live plants (telanthera reinekii cardinalis, anubias, java fern, italian...
  14. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    WOW! :icon_eek: I was battling GSA on my Anibus, so I picked up one of these little guys and in one day he's cleaned off two of the leaves that were so totally covered in GSA they had turned black. Great addition to the tank! Get one if you can!
  15. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So I've been dosing Flourish thinking my plants were getting all they needed, but I guess I was wrong and I'm currently battling a GSA outbreak in a 55 gallon that I recently stepped up from a 20 gallon to. From what I've gathered the GSA is due to low Phosphates and my 11 hour photoperiod that...
  16. Algae
    I'm new to the planted aquarium world. I have a 26 gallon bow front that is heavily planted, with 13 fish, swordtails, mollies, a few tetras, and two mystery snails. I have 96 watts, two 6000K, and two roseate T5 lamps. The roseate lamps run for twelve hours daily, and the 6000k's for ten. The...
  17. Algae
    Yes, you read the topic right. It seems like my shrimp love grazing on this stuff. Baby shrimp will completely clean off two entire panes on a 10 gallon tank in two days! So my question is...how do I cultivate GSA/GDA on the few extra panes of glass? I was just planning to somehow hold them...
  18. Algae
    Alright, I have a 29 gallon moderately planted tank and I'm getting algae (LOTS). It's clado and GSA. I'm starting to raise my phosphate dosing as I read to get rid of the GSA but all I can see for the clado is reduce photoperiod and manually remove it. I've done that but it practically doubles...
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