SOS ALGAE PROBLEM!

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SOS ALGAE PROBLEM!

Unread postby krishvijay » Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:49 pm

HI Brothers,
i have algae on my tenellus grass, crypt and drift wood, atleast i can see two types of algae i guess?
what kind of algae are they?
how to get rid of them?
Tank specs are 110 litres,31*14*17
72 watts,api co2 booster daily 2.5ml,jbl npk 2.5 ml thrice a week,
i am doing 40% water changes once in ten days.
please help.
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Re: SOS ALGAE PROBLEM!

Unread postby SCORPIO » Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:04 am

How old is your setup?
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Re: SOS ALGAE PROBLEM!

Unread postby sreepadma » Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:41 am

I see two kinds, Green spot and Brown dust ( Diatom).

Green Spot - Do 50% WC and double your P
Diatom - Regular water changes and introduce otos.

You need to check your dosing to see if there is adequate N ( 20 - 30 pmm) P ( 1 to 3 ppm) K ( 20-30 ppm) and Fe ( 1 ppm)

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Re: SOS ALGAE PROBLEM!

Unread postby krishvijay » Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:55 pm

SCORPIO wrote:How old is your setup?

Sir ,it's an one year old fish only setup turned into planted one six months back...almost from the beginning I'm having that brown algae on my plants,glass,decors and everything...even I had those on my plastic plants help please.
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Re: SOS ALGAE PROBLEM!

Unread postby krishvijay » Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:16 pm

sreepadma wrote:I see two kinds, Green spot and Brown dust ( Diatom).

Green Spot - Do 50% WC and double your P
Diatom - Regular water changes and introduce otos.

You need to check your dosing to see if there is adequate N ( 20 - 30 pmm) P ( 1 to 3 ppm) K ( 20-30 ppm) and Fe ( 1 ppm)

Thank you sreepadma.
Since I'm having jbl NPK combined can I double the dosage?
I introduced two otos but they died any other means please.
Please tell me how to check my dosing.
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Re: SOS ALGAE PROBLEM!

Unread postby sreepadma » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:52 am

I am not sure about JBL NPK combined as i have not used them. Did you not get a dosing guide with it? Gradually raise your dosing @ .5 ml and see how the plants respond.

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Re: SOS ALGAE PROBLEM!

Unread postby krishvijay » Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:37 pm

sreepadma wrote:I am not sure about JBL NPK combined as i have not used them. Did you not get a dosing guide with it? Gradually raise your dosing @ .5 ml and see how the plants respond.

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Ok I will try that.. :)
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Unread postby parthapratim22 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:49 pm

You don't have enough plants in this old setup.
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Re: SOS ALGAE PROBLEM!

Unread postby krishvijay » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:16 pm

parthapratim22 wrote:You don't have enough plants in this old setup.

Hi partha.
I didn't plant more plants because I was apprehensive that it will shadow the smaller plants :?:
Am I wrong, should I plant more plants?
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Re: SOS ALGAE PROBLEM!

Unread postby parthapratim22 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:03 pm

Try to find out how we should plant, how much gap we need to keep between plants, what's the grouping style for plantation. You definitely need more more plants.
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