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[APD] hair algae questions
Hi ... a couple of questions.
I've been battling a bad case of hair algae. Finally, I decided to
cover the tank for a week. Most of the algae is now gone. So I'll be
starting back on the weekly water changes, and eventually turn the CO2
back on. However, instead of dosing the water column with PO4, K2SO4,
and Mastergrow like I usually do, I inserted some old laterite balls
and Seachem Flourish plant tabs in the substrate (and bought more
Seachem tabs to add). The idea was to feed the root system more, and
minimize nutrients in the water column till I have the algae situation
completely under control. Does this make sense? If it doesn't please
tell me why.
At my LFS a couple of days ago, someone told me that algae has a 12
hour cycle. If you interrupt the light duration, for example, turn the
lights off for an hour to divide a 14hr light duration into two 7 hour
chunks separated by an hour of darkness, it would help kill the algae
faster. Frankly, that's one of the most bizarre algae-eradication
methods I've ever heard. Algae seems so opportunistic, I can't believe
it would need 12 hours or more of continuos illumination to thrive. Has
anyone else heard about this weird method?
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