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Re: Is this algae?
At 03:40 AM 3/27/2003, Titus wrote:
>Is green hair algae synonymous with staghorn algae?
Look here for descriptions and photos.
>You both said that low Nitrates was apparently a trigger for this
>kind of algae. After your responses I measured the NO3 level to
>be about 5 ppm. I had already started selectively boosting different
>nutrients to see what effect it would have. I'll boost the NO3 level next.
Although some reaction can be expected within 1-2 days, full understanding
of the impact of an individual nutrient will take multiple repetitions
under different circumstances. For example, boosting nitrate will have a
somewhat different effect if
* You are trace limited (which you seem to be) or not
* Your overall plant load and their health
* How much algae has crept into the tank
Given these variables, you will have a difficult time saying, "Boosting X
had this specific effect." You are probably better off adopting the full
regimen at once, although you should always boost nitrates slowly for your