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    'm getting lots of green all over the glass and.. plants. it mite be what you all call green dust. and i cant seem to get rid of it. i thought i mite need to add even more ferts. but even after that the algae is still coming on stong. and i was wondering if i should add even more.

    this what i have .
    55gal 4wpg 10hrs
    pressurized co2 with a drop checker using 4dkh (lime green) 6.7 ph) at 6.6 fish are gasping
    nitrate 15ppm
    phosphate 1.0ppm
    potassium ?
    iron ?
    gh 9
    dkh 11

    this is what i add using all flourish brands
    every day
    potassium 7.4 ml
    trace 7.4 ml
    nitrate 3.2 ml
    phophate 2. ml
    iron 3. ml
    flourish 2. ml.
    excel 10. ml

    and then i do 50% water changes every week.

    is this too much or do i need to add even more? to help get rid of the algae

  • #2
    4 wpg is a lot of light. You may want to reduce it by about half or more along with the duration to 9 or 9.5 hrs a day. This will help in the long run.

    I am unfamiliar with your fert products so I cannot advise there.

    I know the experts here will soon chime in and get you going.......


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      • #4
        As Gerryd said, cut back on your light. Most would say that 4 WPG is far more than you need, regardless of what kind of light it is.

        Do that and watch your plants. You might need to cut back on your dosing a bit with less light.