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Re: [APD] algae new tank
Looks like I messed up with the lighting then.
Now that there is already algae grown, what is the safest mode of removing
it without affecting the plants?
And also What fish would help control algae?
On Tuesday, February 21, 2012, wrote:
> on point with the hours of light. 6-7 minumum 12 maximum, Also check the
> placement of the tank as related to sunlight coming thru a window. Just
> munutes of pure sunlight will spawn algae growth.
> Check the fertilizer to see what if any Nitrogen it contains. I tried to
> find out on line but gave up. Sent an inquiry. will post the reply
> Your Hyrgo should out compete the algae for nutrients if your tank is in
> balance. No nitrogen and your plants wont really thrive. Many commercial
> ferts dont include Nitrogen as it is assumed that the fish waste will
> provide that element.
> Had this explained to me this way.
> Your light is like the accelerator pedal on a car. The harder you puch
> and the longer you hold it down, the faster the car goes and the more fuel
> uses. Sooner or later you have a craxh. Your lights and ferts are your
> fuel. Combine length of light period with lack of macro nutrients and you
> will have a wreck ie algae.
> rich green
> milton ma.
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