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Old 13-08-2016, 02:35 PM   #31
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Thanks Elimmel.

To reduce algae, make sure plants get all they need for healthy growth. What's needed depends on how much light they are getting.

Second are algae eaters. Two types needed: the nibblers and the scrapers. I use SAE for nibblers. Many people say they get fat, lazy and stop eating algae, but mine don't get fed in my tank, etc crumbs from the big guy's meals. So they have no choice but continue to work hard and graze on algae.

For scrapers, I use snails. Freshwater abalone (Septaria porcellana) specifically as they are flat and very hard to remove once alarmed. As soon as they are touched, they lockdown and can't be moved or picked up. But they only clean hard surfaces, not leaves.

I've had green water, hair algae and BGA before, but all solved with treatment, cleaning and water change.

Only Green dust algae (the green stuff that grows like a dusty coast on glass and hard surfaces) can't be solved. No solutions found (not even the known overseas gurus) except weekly cleaning and algae eaters. But seems related to Nitrate levels. When my nitrate drop to zero due to planting Ah Pek Plant, GDA was almost zero.

Other then that episode with APP, my tank is always has high NO3, so no choice, I have to go high light with lots of plants to suck it all up. Due to bad experience with fish death from big water change, and also to conserve water, I only change 20% weekly.

BBA is usually due to insufficient CO2.

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Old 16-08-2016, 12:34 PM   #32
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Thanks Vinz.
I had good results against GDA by upping phosphates. I remember reading some article (maybe Tom Barr) that nitrates and phosphates are best maintained at a ratio of 10:1. So if we have high nitrates, we need to supplement phosphates.
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Old 16-08-2016, 03:55 PM   #33
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bro , beautiful tank set up & Aro too
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Old 16-08-2016, 04:12 PM   #34
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Nice update aro looking good.
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Old 20-08-2016, 03:46 PM   #35
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Thank yoy, Aro77 and Kirin.

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Old 20-08-2016, 04:01 PM   #36
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Thanks Vinz.
I had good results against GDA by upping phosphates. I remember reading some article (maybe Tom Barr) that nitrates and phosphates are best maintained at a ratio of 10:1. So if we have high nitrates, we need to supplement phosphates.
Thanks elimmel. I was already dosing PO4 but to no avail...

Until I went to recalculate my dosage today and realised I'm under dosing!!! By 6 times!!!

I'll update later this week, whether there is improvement.

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Old 15-11-2018, 11:37 AM   #37
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Hi Bro Vinz,

wanted to ask, any updates on your tank?

Recently been very quiet in the hobby and honestly not much left in me to buy more livestock, but still very passionate about it, as such thinking of doing a 7 x 3 x 3 planter! hahahaha
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Old 15-11-2018, 03:11 PM   #38
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I went through a long period fighting some plant growth and algae issues... Only beat it a few months ago. Results below.

Most recent video. If you subscribe and turn on the "Always Notify" function, you can get notifications when I post new videos.

https://youtu.be/jFUpVIyMmCI

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Old 24-11-2018, 02:02 PM   #39
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that's dedication right there!
awfully difficult to have planted with aro. done that and aware of the work required.
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