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Algae on the tank

Discussion in 'Algae' started by hamikangtao, May 21, 2008.

  1. hamikangtao

    hamikangtao New Member

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    I have a tank filled with healthy growing plants, running on Co2 about 6bps. Somehow I still have algae on the glass of my tank.

    This algae is hard to remove, and will only come off after i wipe the tank with filter cloth. However after a while the algae reappears again on the glass.

    Its so hard to get rid of them. My ottos seems to be eating them but not fast enough.

    Help please.

    Thanks.
     
  2. hamikangtao

    hamikangtao New Member

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  3. trenac

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    That's GSP (green spot algae), usually a sign of low P04 (phosphates). You should be maintaining P04 at 1ppm & N03 (nitrates) at 10ppm, or some where close.
     
  4. hamikangtao

    hamikangtao New Member

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    Any ADA products to recommend that contains phosphate? What is PPM?
     
  5. Fikus

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    Parts per Million. 1ppm is 1mg (of some compound such as PO4 or NO3) per one liter.

    Regards,


    Filip Todorovic - Fikus
     
  6. Guillermo

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    On a side note (sorry for the off-topic), I see some Serpaes with ragged fins and tails, maybe the zebra danios are clipping on the serpaes fins.

    Regards
     
  7. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    Ah the dreaded Green Spot Algae. Plastic credit card edges scraps that stuff right off.

    I don't believe ADA has ever stated what's in their Step Products, so you may just want to purchase a bottle of Seachem Phosphate and increase your PO4 that way.

    -John N.
     
  8. hamikangtao

    hamikangtao New Member

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    I have heard of Seachem Phosphorus, not Seachem Phosphate. PO3 has the same effect as PO4??
     

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