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Old 03-28-2013, 04:02 PM   #31
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You commented on my thread and I thought it was here for a bit... so I'll paste my response in here as well:

You'll figure it out. I think that perhaps you got talked into the whole CO2 idea as an after add on to accommodate the light intensity... at least that's what it appears to be.

Maybe you could use an opaque plexi glass to reduce the light?

Actually, You could put a lattice work over the tank to block out some of the light... might even make an interesting effect in the water. The thicker the strips, the less light gets through. You could even make it adjustable. Tape across the fixture at intervals would do until you figured out how much to block.

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Old 03-28-2013, 04:18 PM   #32
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I didn't read the entire thing XD so forgive me if I 'm repeating anything~
Inconsistent CO2 promotes BBA... so DIY is probably not going to help much here...
I'm not sure about all these water changes you are performing. my plants really dislike water consecutive changes, and seem to go into growth withdrawal~ lol
Are you manually removing infected leaves too? that could go a long way

Keep us updated, I'm curious whether you will win this battle.

The last time i had an algae out break, I bombed the tank with H2O2, then excel ( I used double dose excel usually anyway). I'm interested in seeing how the battle will br won non chemically.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:00 PM   #33
 
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I didn't read the entire thing XD so forgive me if I 'm repeating anything~
Inconsistent CO2 promotes BBA... so DIY is probably not going to help much here...
I'm not sure about all these water changes you are performing. my plants really dislike water consecutive changes, and seem to go into growth withdrawal~ lol
Are you manually removing infected leaves too? that could go a long way

Keep us updated, I'm curious whether you will win this battle.

The last time i had an algae out break, I bombed the tank with H2O2, then excel ( I used double dose excel usually anyway). I'm interested in seeing how the battle will br won non chemically.
it is slowing in growth rate with the reduced phot period, the plants seem to be suffering with no fert though so i had to add a dose tonight. my lights really seem to drive growth. i will win the battel with no chems and no co2. going to take alot of profanity patients and trial and error along with forum discussion.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:25 AM   #34
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better if you go low light + low tech then XD
I do highlight too, but because my tanks are so small the algae growth is controlled externally. You have no idea how glad I am to have never ran into BBA. It's the worst algae ever IMO...
my LFS has so much and it's so sickeningly lush....
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:22 AM   #35
 
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Been doing alot of reading from Tom Barr articles, come to find out plants can adapt to low co2 but alot slowert then algae. when you do a waterchange co2 is then introduced into the system as it is commonly found in the tap weather your on a well or city water. plants have a enzime called Rubisco which is a co2 fixing enzhyme that helps plants in low co2 envirments. well wiith algae being such a simple orginisum it can adapt to high and low co2 levels much faster then plants. so in hindsight my large w/c was bad for ,my plants since they got the fresh co2 they got rid of alot of their Rubisco but the algae did not. a large and very thickly planted tank with limited co2 high light and high ferts even a long photo period doesnt have m,uch troubles with algae. algae is in the tank but grows at a minimal pace. frequent waterchanges are BAD for non co2 tank. as mik stated do no tlimit fertilizers to the plants or light either. plants are your best defence vs algae and keeping the plants limited on nutrients is just going to compund my issues/your issues.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:26 AM   #36
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Interesting. I'd expect that the CO2 introduced in the change water doesn't remain very long, how much of a factor can it be if the fish are already pumping it out?

Is the article online?

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Old 03-29-2013, 11:36 AM   #37
 
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yes but per forum rules ill have to pm it
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:51 PM   #38
 
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just a update form the algae issue today, the strands now seem to be changeing from green to a brown which leads me to think that the algae isnt taking in the nutrients since the plants are using them right? and the plants are taking them in at a faster rate due to my lighting correct?
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:55 PM   #39
 
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just a update form the algae issue today, the strands now seem to be changeing from green to a brown which leads me to think that the algae isnt taking in the nutrients since the plants are using them right? and the plants are taking them in at a faster rate due to my lighting correct?
If this old bean is following correctly, you shortened the photo period and added ferts again. Sounds like you're getting a good balance established. I'm still trying to comprehend a lot of this. Some of it runs contrary to logic to me sometime.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:01 PM   #40
 
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correct, shortened photo period and added x1 dose flourish comp since last large w/c
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