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Re: Eric's algae
Eric McGlohon asks:
>Any idea what type of algae I have? If it's staghorn, how do I get rid of it?
Eric, I agree with Cavan. It's Staghorn.
Stepping out onto a limb...
In your original post, you say that holes develop in your Hygro's
leaves. You also say that you have 3.5W/gal of light. Judging by my own
experience, especially with higher lighting, I'm certain that you need
potassium. So, YES, start dosing that K2SO4! :) I use Tom's
recommendation of 20-30ppm and I'm all grins. To be specific, in my 20 gal
tanks, I add 3/4 tsp K2SO4 for an estimated 27ppm K+. Once you add the K+,
keep a close eye on things. Often, correcting one deficiency will reveal a
Hope it helps.