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Please Help Me To Stop This Algae

Discussion in 'Algae Control' started by Caker, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. Caker

    Caker New Member

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    I am newbie and just set up my planted aquarium for 1 week. My tank is 36x15x20 with eheim 2273, CO2 2 drop/second, and Finex Ray2 led light. Both light and CO2 are on 12 hrs/day. After water change, the test was done with GH 120ppm, KH 120ppm, PH 7.5, No2 0.5, No3 20. After 1 week, I saw algae begin on ground and on top of baby tear carpet per pictures attached. I think this is hair algae but I am not sure. Could any of you please let me know what should I do to stop this algae and help my baby tear growing better. Thanks a lot for any help from you.

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  2. slipfinger

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    I'll chime in.

    First things first, 12 hours of light is way to long of a photo period. Personally I'd reduce that to 6h a day to start with and see how things fair.

    Is that Aquasoil?

    What about nutrients? What are you dosing, how much and how often?

    How are you measuring the amount of Co2 you are adding?
     
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    Caker New Member

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    Thank you for your help.
    Yes, this is aquasoil. All I am doing just add Seachem Prime when water change from tap water. No nutrients were applied. I have bubble counter for CO2 and use 2 bubbles per second.
     
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