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Re: Algae, Anubias, Brown leaves

Jesse Mathies wrote...

>I have a planted tank which has been set up for about a month and a
>half, and am having a few problems.
>First of all, thread-like algae is growing everywhere. Anubias leaves
>are covered in it, as well as crypts. The algae is also growing on the
>glass surfaces, the thermometer, and the gravel. I have three small (2")
>SAE's, six small (1.5") rosy barbs, 3 otos and some ghost shrimp in the
>tank to combat the algae. What else can I do to help rid myself of this

Add some nutrients?

>Also, some of the leaves of my Ceratopteris are turning brown on the
>edges and getting black spots. 

They may be burning.

>Finally, the leaves of my Anubias aren't a uniform green like when I
>first had them, or like the Anubias I see pictured n various books. They
>are turing yellowish, especially along the edges of the leaves. New
>growth looks the same as the older leaves. TIA!
>I forgot to mention my setup with my last post.
>Tank specs are:
>25H tank 24" X 12" X 21"
>pH 7.0 about 200ppm hardness 
>Terralit substrate addative under 2-4" of 2-5mm gravel
>DIY CO2 injected into 2211 Ehiem canister filter
>175w MH pendant lighting

You are most likely short of five or six nutrients. Otherwise 
you have a perfect setup. How do you manage to get 200 ppm
hardness in Surrey water?

Dave Whittaker
ac554 at FreeNet_Carleton.ca