Thread algae and GDA

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  1. M.eremin

    M.eremin Newly Registered

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    Hallo.
    150L aquarium
    300W MHqL ADA
    I grow in my tank: bolbitis, anubias, microsorum pteropus
    Fertz: ADA Brighty K 7ml/day and ADA nitrogen 7ml/day
    Water: osmosis system. Ppm 7.
    Water change 30% every week.
    Thread algae and green dust algae grow actively. What about if I have strong gas supply? The fish and plants feel good. Dropchecker is yellow by the evening. Is Excess of co2 can be caus of algae growth?
    I clean my tank every other day with ADA scraper.
     
  2. dw1305

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    Hi all,
    Do you add any other nutrients?

    Because the water has been through the RO unit it is pretty pure water, it and it won’t contain any of the other 14 nutrients that plants require for growth.

    Because you have slow growing plants they won’t show nutrient deficiency symptoms very quickly, but you could add a floating plant as a nutrient <“canary”>

    Cheers Darrel
     
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    If I add ADA mineral I get more GDA algae ..
     
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    Hmmm.. don't understand, sorry:(
     
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    Hi all,
    Sorry it is an English term, “canary in a coal-mine”. Have a read through the linked thread, but basically you can use a <“floating”> plant to monitor the nutrient status of your tank.
    That is telling you something quite important.

    Cheers Darrel
     
  6. sparkyweasel

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    Are these the only species? They are slow-growing, some fast-growing plants would help by competing with the algae. I would suggest elodea or hygrophila, as well as some floating plants as Darrel suggested.
    You say the drop checker is yellow by evening, is that when the lights come on?
    Any more information you can give could be useful, eg filtration, lighting time etc. And photos are useful if it's possible for you to take some.
     
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  7. M.eremin

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    I have rotala indica green, but it not growing.
    No, drop checker is yellow when the lights come off
    Filter: 1200ex ADA, 300W ADA MHqL 8 hours (I haven't changed bulbs in three years), Amazonia soil (3 years)
     
  8. M.eremin

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    I would like bolbitis grows higher above water line
     

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    What about floating plants: in that aquarium I wouldn't like growing it..:) I want to believe I can to grow only slow growing plants without algae like Amano.
     
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    Hi all,
    It is going to take a long time to grow out of the tank, and even then it may never grow like the Amano image. If you live in a cold place, you have real issues with maintaining high enough levels of humidity in the winter.
    They are massive help during the establishment phase.
    You probably can, but it is also going to take a long time. Have a look at @Chris Jackson's <"Lazy Asian Biotope">.

    cheers Darrel
     
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