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I have a very large outbreak of Hair Algae and BBA. The tank has been set up for nearly six months after being changed from a ordinary-gravel low-light one to one with ADA aquasoil and a better light.


Tank specs:
80 litre tall(20G)
PH:6.5
KH:2
GH:3
Nitrate:5
Nitrite:0
Ammonia:0

AquaOne PlantGro LED 24W on for 4 hours off for 4 then on for 3.
Occasionally fertilize with API LeafZone.
Daily API CO2 Booster
DIY CO2

9 Neon Tetras
4 Harlequins
1 Oto
5 Red Cherry Shrimp

Java Ferns
Hygrophla Pisces
Hygrophyla difformis

Peacock Moss
Milfoil

Any expert advice would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Pick a time that you most often would like to view it and use a 5 hr. light period
that fits that time and see how it does. That light may just be too much for the height
of the tank.
You likely should at least dose daily/w the leaf Zone, but in a small quantity.
The two Hydro's(any) are Potassium hogs and will use up any you add fairly
quickly. Just checked and probably threw away the bottle of it that I had, but was going to read the recommendations on it. That's not a complete fert BTW.

Check this if you want to use liquid ferts. FertFriend
 

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90 odd percent of the time that you get algae it's due to too high of a light level or light that's on for too long.
You might want to solve one problem at a time. Try cutting back on light hrs to see if
it stops the algae.
 
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