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Major algae problems!
Since this past July 7th I have had my first ten gallon planted tank up
and running. The first month I battled Diatoms which I took care of
with 2 otto's, now I have green algae growing at a rapid rate on my
glass and very long, brownish green clumps that grow over night and get
a few inches long.
Here is my problem...I have no more money available to add any more
algae eating type fishes (honestly, bills come first:( ).
I have been changing 2-4 gallons of water a day for over a month...stuff
Do I keep up with the water changes or do I just let it run it's course
and not do any more water changes.
1 bunch water Wisteria
1 bunch Egeria Densa
1 bunch Sagitaria subluvata
Fluvial 1 internal filter
CO2 injected into filter, silicon tubing, yeast DIY..1 bubble every 3-5
Compact fluorescent light 6 inches above water....20 watts 1260 lumens
plus south window light through lacey curtain
3 inches gravel with jobe's spikes ( I put in too many I fear) and root
PH of 7.2
I have only a PH test kit to do any kind of testing...no money right
I have read archives for weeks and they don't seem to help. I bought
some Seachem Flourish for trace elements...would that help?
I can't get this algae under control.