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Re: Hair Algae
> Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 12:58:32 -0700
> From: Thomas Barr <tcbiii at earthlink_net>
> Subject: Re: Hair algae
> fish. You got some CO2 issues going on I'd bet.
Not enough? Going by the KH, pH, CO2 chart, though not 100% accurate would
put me in the general range.
> CO2 and macro's(NPK) and they will. You may need more Traces.
I had thought of that but that would also raise the iron and that has been
thought to be a culprit for algae growth.
> > Here is some recent water test data (ppm)
> > Fe NO3 PO4 PMDD K2SO4
> > .08 2.4 .1 6ml 12ml
> > .11 2.2 6 12
> > .14 2.3 4 8
> > .13 1.7 .1 4 8
> > .12 1.7 4 8
> > .11 2.1 3 6
> > .09 2.2 .1 0 0 20% WC
> > .07 2.0 .1 0 0
> Is this weekly readings or daily? Looks too stable to me. Nothings growing
> (being used up) it seems.
My thoughts exactly. Can't figure out why I can't drive the photosynthesis?
>Yet algae is growing on plants in 3-4 days fast? >Something is not right
here. I'll you figure that one out.
> point? I think a qualitative approach to your iron would be a better
> I use a factor of 10 times more iron(as a base for micro's, I use TMG and
> SeaChem) and P than you do.
> And I don't have algae issues..........
What are you suggesting as a target iron content?
> CO2, NO3 and K. I bet if you added some KH2PO4 to that tank it would grow
What is KH2PO4?
> flow rates all the time? Canisters are good but check them to be sure.
What kind of filtration do you use?
Thanks for the advice