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Help, New Setup, Algae Issue

Discussion in 'Algae Control' started by dutchtothetouch, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. dutchtothetouch

    dutchtothetouch New Member

    Jun 2, 2019
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    Bad, Verybad Algae.
    Im newbie please need help
    Hello, I've recently started a planted tank, and now I'm having some issues, algae is running over my tank and I don't know what's causing this.
    The tank has just been running for 2 weeks. 2 days ago I tried cleaning all the algae, and today they just come back and taking over my tank again.
    Here are my water parameters
    Ammonia : 0
    Nitrite : 0
    Nitrate : 25
    GH :12.5
    KH :5.5
    PH : 6.8 (CO² on)
    CO² : 3bps

    I have 27watts of phillips LED and my tank is 17Litres.
    Here are my dosing:
    And I've been dosing since day 1

    12.78 ppm Potassium K (38.34ppm per week)

    10ppm Nitrates NO³/ N (30ppm per week)

    3ppm Phosphates PO⁴ / P (9ppm per week)

    3ppm Magnesium Mg (9ppm per week)


    .16ppm Iron Fe (.48ppm per week)

    I'm using a 27Watt LED and my PAR readings are 300 at surface Level

    Weekly 50% water change

    I'm wondering if my light is too high or my co2 is not sufficient?




    #1 dutchtothetouch, Jun 11, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2019

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