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I have a high tech tank that has been set up about a month and a half. I have recently noticed staghorn algae scattered around on plant leaves and also a stringy, I'm assuming hair, algae on my Christmas moss. Can anyone help me figure out why?

Water parameters are:
7 ph
0 no2
0 nh3
20 no3
12 gh
188 ppm kh

My co2 is at 30.2 ppm if the calculator figured it right, I don't have a clue!
I dose 6ml of Thrive+ 3 days a week and do a 50% water change every Saturday. Lights come on at 10:00 AM and off at 5:00 PM.

This is my current 60 gallon tank setup.
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Your tank is very beautiful,
Do you have a drop checker to see if you CO² level is ideal?
I do have a drop checker. It is always stable at a lime green color and thank you! 😊 I'm getting new plants tomorrow as I want more color and I need to pull some of the Pogostemon Stellatus Octopus up as it really shades that corner. I have to trim this tank almost every week now or it looks unruly. I just hate this algae! It's not so much that I can't control it, but I would like to know why it's happening. 😬
 

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Your tank looks really good, I've experienced similar staghorn algae during the first few months. It usually clears up as the tank balances itself out. Trim the impacted areas where possible to prevent the spread. also found that dosing liquid carbon in addition to co2 helps keep algae at bay.
How much and how often do you dose the liquid carbon? I ended up pulling off the moss I had on the rock, it was making me crazy. I did a mini revamp yesterday!!!
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I had the same problem and increased my ferts and put a power head to increase flow and it all cleared up so I can’t tell you which one was the magic ticket
LOL, I just put a powerhead in a couple of days ago and last week I started daily EI dosing, keeping my fingers crossed. 😬
 
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