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Fluorite and algae
Thanks to all, especially Derek Wingert, for their helpful comments on
Fluorite and algae growth. Frequent large water changes do seem to have
brought the problem under control, though I think it'll be a while before
the algae disappears.
Like my water, I'm still not completely clear: besides iron, what other
algae-promoting nutrients does the Fluorite add to the water?
Derek writes, "<snip> What I would do is do 30% water changes daily for
three days to a week to get the excess nutrients out. After that, I'd use a
flocculent (like Clear Water, etc) to bind any larger particles and drop
them down to where they should be... the gravel.<snip>" In my experience,
flocculants also seem to have the unpleasant side effect of causing
particulate debris to coat plant leaves. Has anyone else had this problem?
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