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RE: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1292

I have crushed coral in the filter, which brought the KH up from 3.5 to 5.5,
so I am assuming it has raised the GH in a similar way. My GH test is hosed
& I haven't been able to get a new one.

I have started adding Flourish at 1ml/day. Do you think this is enough iron
and traces? If this IS the magic bullet, will the hair algae miraculously
disappear? The brown cloud algae seems to be losing the fight, but maybe it
is just being choked out by the hair algae. Will the hair algae kill my

Thanks for all your help.

> Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 09:36:28 -0700
> From: Dave Gomberg <gomberg at wcf_com>
> Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1291
> At 03:48 AM 9/19/01 -0400, Rachael wrote:
> >Unfortunately things are not so good in the 72 gallon....
> >Given that I am also struggling with hair algae and a kind of
> >brown-cloud-cotton-candy algae in the 72 gallon tank, is
> there a particular
> >nutrient I may be short on? Nitrates are 5-10ppm from added
> KNO3, I am
> >adding potassium and phosphate but maybe not enough? I am
> currently not
> >adding any traces,
> Well, Rachael, I think you pinned it.  If you are not adding
> iron where do
> you figure it and other traces are coming from?   I would
> pick a good trace
> supplement with iron and start adding it.   What about Ca, Mg
> and S?  If
> you have soft water the first two may be a problem.