Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:57 pm Post subject: Re: Brown, filamentous algae like cotton
Always start CO2 dosing atleast an hour before lights turn on. That way there will be enough CO2 in the tank when the lights do turn on. Unless you provide more information (pictures or description) on the type of algae you have would be difficult to provide any help. In my short experience with planted tanks, I've finally come to accept the adage that focussing on growing plants rather than on controlling algae would be more useful in controlling algae than trying to take drastic measures in controlling it. I started my high tank a year back. Ended up with cladophora all over my driftwood and even on java moss. Struggled to keep it under control, till I focussed on growing plants. Suddenly I realised couple of weeks back that there was no trace of cladophora any more. What did I specifically do to remove cladophora? Was it the Amano (never saw them touch the cladophora) I added or addition of large number of Blue and Red LEDs to my existing lighting setup, dosing phosphates and pottasium. The increase in temperature. Haven't got a clue. Plants are doing well, and that is what matters.
I am unable to post picture on the forum but if any of you have a mobile number I can send you the pictures.
Go to any image hosting website. I use Imgur. Then just drag your images in the browser with imgur open. It will upload automatically. After its done, look to the right and you'll find various links to the images, you can now directly paste those links, or copy the link titled "bbcode" and paste that one, this will embed an image in your post.
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