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Re: 10 Gallon Algae Attack
>I didn't get any responses the other day on my big
>post so here's another try.
Do you need some cheese with that? :-)
>1 36 watt AH PCF
>50 GPH Duetto
>Yeast co2 - PH 6.7
>7 dGH, 5 dKH
>.5ml Flourish, .25 Flourish Iron per day
>5 ml Flourish Potassium per week
>4-6 N (Lamotte), .2-.5 P
>As I said, there was some hair algae on the riccia I
>put in. I thought that if I kept things in the
>suggested ranges it would be ok. I have noticed that
>this tank goes through a lot less nutrients than my
>nearly spotless 30. I think the problem may be that
>the plants just aren't established enough and/or
>enough of them. They are growing, but have a bunch of
>fuzz on them now.
IMHO, I would stop adding the flourish and Flourish Fe for a little while...
When I set up my 29G, I had a similar algae problem that only lasted a week
or two after I stopped adding extra ferts. But, other than that, the params
look good. I think it will get better once things get established.
>1. Am I correct in thinking that the cause is just
>that things aren't quite established? My 30 has
>almost the same exact conditions but in that tank I
>need no herbivores.
I think so. Either that or the hex I put on you for getting all the free
flourite is starting to work... <g>
>2. Are ghost shrimp compatible with the japonica? I
>could add a bunch of those for cheap.
I like the ghosts, but they don't eat much algae if you feed the fish. Mine
are little beggars and come to the surface to steal food from the fish. I
have watched one pull a wriggling black work from the mouth of a
>3. The glosso looks a bit yellow. Is it safe to add
I suspect the glosso needs more CO2 and NO3... Like I said, I would hold
off a bit on the ferts till the plant mass fills in, and then go back to
these levels. You'll likely need to add these amounts once things get
As I said in my email to you, I would try to get the pressurized CO2 on this
tank -- with that much light you'll need it. Or just get used to checking
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