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Brown Hair Algea

Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by mmfed01, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. mmfed01

    mmfed01 Junior Poster

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    60 gal cube 24x24x24
    moderate plant growth + some java moss and Riccia Fluitans
    AquaticLife 6000k HID ran 6-8 hours a day
    Pressurized CO2, SPIRO 9900 diffuser
    Water parameters: VERY hard water 300ppm
    CO2 level low even at 3-5bps (trying to get a nice green on drop checker) *problem*
    Minimal surface agitation
    fluval 405 filter w/Purigen
    Flourite Red substrate
    Azoo substrate circulation pipes

    has given me a heavy stringy brown hair algae growth all over tank...even with weekly water changes. Haven't started dosing until I can get the CO2 level straight *problem*

    any tips would be appreciated....

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
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    ibanezfrelon Guru Class Expert

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    Hi!
    This is a deep tank , but i still think the light is a bit too strong.. ..it's a 150w HID , right?

    How far is the light from the water surface?

    Besides the light , i think the problems are the stuff that you marked as a problem... ..low co2 & low ferts..

    What about the flow? A flow that is well setup should ensure that co2 bubbles from that 9900 are being distributed all over the tank , i think that only Fluval's flow is not enough , i have it in 180lit and it's not enough..

    With that bright light you need to increase that co2 and start dosing ferts
     
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    mmfed01 Junior Poster

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    Hi, thanks for the reply. The Fixture is approx 14 inches from the surface of the water. I've got a glass top on the tank as well. The flow in my estimation is fairly good. The Azoo Filter pipes have a powerhead output that moves water in combination with the Fluval 405. I do have a spare 305 that I keep as a backup filter that I could install as well. I just did a water change and I'll dial up the C02 a bit more.......
     
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