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Re: [APD] CO2 and Algae

All I know is that I've got way more algae when I'm not dosing P.

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 7:23 PM, <adrian_dale at gmail.com> wrote:

> rugby_ox2002 wrote:
> < Therefore, to preclude the
> < phytoplankton growth, it is effective to decrease nutrient
> < levels in water, especially phosphorus.
> It's interesting to note that in substantially lit and planted tanks with
> added CO2
> or even liquid carbon products, decreasing nutrient levels in the water
> column
> produces disastrous results in terms of algae growth. I've never really
> understood
> why, but I do know from many years experience that it's true.
> Keeping PO4 levels around 1ppm seemed like madness 10 years ago
> but if you're a planted tank junkie and tried it, you'll know it's the
> truth.
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