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CO2 and algae
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From: Aqualee555 at aol_com
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 1997 01:05:54 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <970329010552_854233867 at emout10_mail.aol.com>
To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
Subject: CO2 and Algae on glass
Four days ago I installed a yeast CO2 bottle in my 55 gallon planted tank. It
is, I believe making CO2 gas, it foamed up over night, and the plants are
making a lot of oxygen. The PH has dropped slightly, and the fish (angels)
are doing fine. I have 1 adult, and 6 half -grown angels, 1 farlowella, 6
koolie loaches in the tank. the tank is heavily planted with java ferns,
crypts, and a variety of anubias.
the question I have is this, since putting in the CO2, I have seen a rapid
increase in algae on the front glass. I use a single corallife 50/50 bulb,
which is 6 months old, and a magnum 220, and a reverse-flow UG.Is it the the
CO2 that is making the algae grow faster?
Thank you for your input.