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    A constant fight

    Grand, so here is the plan.... 1. Leave the mess for now....increase CO2 to 3 hours before lights on 2. Order 2 Hydor Koralia 5000 pumps (I can't quite stretch to the Gyre...) 3. When they arrive go for a fresh start, wood out, scrub, leave in bath with liquid carbon, heavy trim and gravel vac...
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    A constant fight

    Thanks Sammy, really helpful. Thanks for the direction to Zeus' journal - what an incredible setup! I'll have to think carefully about equipment and flow for discus....more reading to do I think! I'm well up for an ongoing 'algae maintenance' but it was definitely a losing battle until...
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    A constant fight

    Hi folks, Another cry for help I'm afraid. I've had this planted aquarium going for 18 months now but it's never really settled down, a couple of times I've thought it had but then it's just gone all wrong again a few weeks later. During it's time I've certainly had brown hair algae, BBA...
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    Rampant algae in a new set up

    Good clean inside the aquarium tonight, complete filter maintenance done, weekly dose of KNO3 after a 50% WC. Blackout til Sunday. Wish me luck!
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    Rampant algae in a new set up

    That could be arranged. I assume turn off the auto ferts and CO2 in that time as the plants won't be doing much? How much KNO3 would you dose before lights out? Thanks for the advice :)
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    Rampant algae in a new set up

    It's the 1200XL. I could probably be more frequent with filter maintenance though. Cheers for the nudge :)
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    Rampant algae in a new set up

    Hi all, I promised you a photo when it was all settled and stable, but I'm afraid I've got a 'here we go again' call for help first. Since your last help I got on, plants got on, I put fish in and thought 'I'll send a picture soon, once it looks a little better' - since then BBA, now BGA, with...
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    Rampant algae in a new set up

    Yup.....the few cryptocorynes in there pointed that out to me in a kinda leaf melty way! They're cool again now though. Cool - I'll bring it back up from 50 to 90.....SLOWLY!
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    Rampant algae in a new set up

    Please do! I won't take much convincing! The guys came from Devotedly Discus at 2", now at 5-6" in their grow out setup and starting to form pairs like nobody's business! They should look great in this setup when it's ready.....but only when it's ready! I'm a little interested in how they'll...
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    Rampant algae in a new set up

    Ooh - I hadn't considered green neons....I might have to think about that! 28 is top whack for pristellas too, hence setting there rather than the 29 or 30 that the discus would probably prefer. I started at 9 hours with ramp up and down, 6hrs 100% then this all kicked off so I dialed it back...
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    Rampant algae in a new set up

    Thanks both for your advice, Kalum - My drop checker always shows yellow, I've upped the CO2 til (honestly) I got scared by the rate the bubbles were rocketing through the bubble counter. I'll see about pushing it a bit higher at the weekend when I can keep a close eye on the fish. Alto -...
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    Rampant algae in a new set up

    HI folks, I'd really welcome some help from the knowledgeable on here. I'm a long time fishkeeper but this is my first foray into high tech planted affair. Tank: 6ftx2ftx18", Eheim Pro 3 filter, Hydor inline heater, stable 28 degrees (final plan is discus) Substrate: ADA Amazonia (no other...
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