10-14-2011, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by flowerslegacy
Your advice sounds great - I know I don't fertilize enough. I just forget. I'm very faithful with my water changes, but because we have to wait a day to add the fertilizer, I usually forget. So a couple of weeks can go by without any nutrients for the plants. I was fearful to start fertilizing correctly, thinking I would be fertilizing the algea, but your explanation makes perfect sense! Thanks Boredomb - I'm off to fertilize!! Oh, and turn my lights off after 7 hrs :)
Its hard for me to remember to fertilize too LoL I would make sure to keep fertilizing once a week. If you miss a couple of weeks you might not see the effects for a couple of weeks later with the plants (as you are now). It might take a couple of weeks to get it back under control again with the fertilizer and hours of light. If you don't see a difference after awhile you can cut the hours back to 6. The most important thing I had to learn with dealing with algae and trying to figure out how to keep it under control was patience.