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Re: [APD] flourite with soil substrate!

Rushui Guan wrote:
>  I am setting up my 55 gal now. My biggest fear is algae. I am hoping by 
> combining flourite with soil, I will minimize nutrition in water column, 
> therefore, minimize algae growth.

The hardest thing for me to accept when I first started and had algae 
issues was that *adding* nitrates and phosphates cleared the problem up. 
I believe algae are better at surviving off of meager nutrient supplies 
than plants, so when nutrients are limited the plants stop growing and 
the algae grow. It seems that when the plants are growing like crazy the 
algae never have a chance.

Jerry Baker
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