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Re: [APD] Cyano and other algae Tomoko
A very simple non harmful way to address algae without issues to
livestock or plants etc:
3 day blackout
Daily water changes in conjunction(50-80%)
Followed by light nutrient dosing(NO3/PO4/Traces)
Followed by full Excel dosing at 5-8mls per 10 gal after each
If you clean filters, prune, remove as much algae as you xcan,
clean hoses, other areas you normally do not, wipe glass good
etc, then do this, you end up doing very well.
This simple method works very well on most every species of
algae, even Green water.
When the plants do well, the algae does not, whether it's lack
of CO2, poor test kits and assumptions, low NO3, low PO4, low
You can add H2O2, or if you increase CO2(if it's slightly low),
the plants will add more O2. Organic matter, dirty filters etc
are correlated with BGA as well, not just low NO3.
If you have good O2, then the organic matter is decomposed much
faster. If you do large water changes, this removes that and if
you add KNO3 back, that maintains good NO3 levels foer the
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