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Staghorn Algae Challenge

ceg4048

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Re: Staghorne Algae Challenge

I've not had any problems with a 3X overdose routine - but that was just with common tetras and dwarf chiclids, nothing exotic.

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Re: Staghorne Algae Challenge

Clive,

Thanks for you continued support on this!

Andy
 

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Re: Staghorne Algae Challenge

Hope you get it beat.

On a not very useful note, you could save yourself 11% of the time it takes you to type the word if you spelt it staghorn (the usual spelling, no 'e').

:D

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vauxhallmark said:
Hope you get it beat.

On a not very useful note, you could save yourself 11% of the time it takes you to type the word if you spelt it staghorn (the usual spelling, no 'e').

:D

Mark

Thanks Mark! :crazy:
 

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Re: Staghorne Algae Challenge

ceg4048 said:
Hi Andy,
You do need to get rid of the staghorn that's there. If you're inhibited in overdosing Easycarbo because of the shrimp then you'll have to attack it during water changes. Use a spray bottle or paint brush with the liquid diluted. JamesC suggests a 3:1 water to liquid mix. Spray directly on the expose areas when the water level is low, wait 5 minutes or so and then refill. Do this several times a week.

Your filter outlet also seems as if it's just an open tube pointed along the long axis of the tank. I'll bet the plants on the far right are doing OK. Your problem however is on the lower left. The Koralia is good but the CO2 concentration will still be much weaker. This appears to be a distribution problem so I would try the spraybar mounted along the back wall so that your effluent comes towards the front glass and will be deflected down towards the substrate. Might also want to continue playing with the diffuser position as well.

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Clive

With ref to your spray bar comment what benefit will that bring?

Andy
 

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Tank is only 6 weeks or so old, still tweaking the CO2 and getting things stable.
A little algae issue is common.

More water changes(cannot over do those), good ferts and good CO2.

More of the same, try 2-3x a week water changes, particularly in the morning after lights come on.
Easy Carb/Excel etc, some good trimming etc.

No rush, just keep after it, it will go away as you focus more on plants.

Regards,
tom Barr
 

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plantbrain said:
Tank is only 6 weeks or so old, still tweaking the CO2 and getting things stable.
A little algae issue is common.

More water changes(cannot over do those), good ferts and good CO2.

More of the same, try 2-3x a week water changes, particularly in the morning after lights come on.
Easy Carb/Excel etc, some good trimming etc.

No rush, just keep after it, it will go away as you focus more on plants.

Regards,
tom Barr

Thanks Tom, i initially worried about doing to many water changes, i will keep them up.

My i ask why you suggest water changes once my lights have come on? What benefit does that bring?

Thanks

Andyh
 

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