Need help to identify and control algae

Ganesh

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Hi guys,
Please look at the pic and help me in identifying and controlling this algae.

I will be grateful. :)
 

DutchMuch

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looks like regular, Algae, to me lol think its called green dust algae or something? Less light can help or even out your dosages of ferts
 

DutchMuch

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np, when i started out my fluval i had alot of that "Dust algae" as i called it, it went away after a while once i upped my ferts (certain amounts of each) and experimented with lighting.
 

Ganesh

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np, when i started out my fluval i had alot of that "Dust algae" as i called it, it went away after a while once i upped my ferts (certain amounts of each) and experimented with lighting.
I am using 30w led flood light. And my dosing per week Ppm levels n- 27.78, p - 2.85, k - 29.7

Lights are on for 7am to 12pm and 4pm to 9pm.

What should i do now? Should i remove the leaves affected?

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DutchMuch

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i wouldnt but when new healthy unaffected growth appears, and is a good length or height. I would trim that off and replant those good healthy stems.
 

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Reduce: light intensity and duration

Increase: water change %, water change frequency, CO2 levels, trimming, cleaning.

No need to identify algae unless you have a botanical interest in algae. Focus on plant growth, not algae. Anything that causes reduced plant growth will promote algae. The more you focus on algae, the more mistakes you make. Shape and size of new leaves suggest likely CO2 deficiency.
 
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Ganesh

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Reduce: light intensity and duration

Increase: water change %, water change frequency, CO2 levels, trimming, cleaning.

No need to identify algae unless you have a botanical interest in algae. Focus on plant growth, not algae. Anything that causes reduced plant growth will promote algae. The more you focus on algae, the more mistakes you make. Shape and size of new leaves suggest likely CO2 deficiency.
Thanks. I am giving 1 bps co2. And its just 1ft cube tank. Doing water changes as per EI method. 50% weekly. Should i do more water changes?

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