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post #11 of 17 Old 01-03-2010, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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Am a gonna print tha' a one and re-read many times for many days...

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post #12 of 17 Old 01-03-2010, 12:00 PM
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Sorry for the big post....I just wanted you to have all info of what I done to battle it

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Worry not... I was just trying to be funny and obviously failed! All info is very much appreciated and always welcome!
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post #14 of 17 Old 01-03-2010, 02:05 PM
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post #15 of 17 Old 01-03-2010, 03:58 PM
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I just really wish for you to be successful (and hopefully quicker then me) too on your tank...had you checked out this algae thread, granted it was different kinds then you're dealing with but boy sure has once heck of a nice tank now if you compare the pictures before & after
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...e-bloom-34372/

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post #16 of 17 Old 01-04-2010, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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OK so I did a 40% wc 2 days ago and spent some time cleaning up the slime off the plants. I have removed the carbon insert from my AquaClear filter (as was suggested in another thread that supported the fact that carbon may not be the best for plants). I have also started a light cycle of 5 hours on, 3 off, 4 on for a 9 hour daylight time in the tank. And last but not least, I have started (4 days ago) only feeding the fish every other day. Right now, there is almost no sign of the green slime. I will do another wc in 2 days (I've read that lowering nitrates will help in fighting algae) and see what the end of the week will bring.

I am somewhat reluctant to do the 2-3 full days of blackout at this point b/c I fear that my plants may not survive it... but I am not ruling it out if the above measures don't work.

Thanks a million! I'll keep you posted.
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post #17 of 17 Old 01-04-2010, 06:33 PM
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Sounds good to me so far. Yes permanent or swings of NO's promote algae growth (which is why its often seen in new set ups).

From what you're saying, its starting to look up, so I'd do the siesta for several weeks, see where that brings you to. If meanwhile its breaking out hardcore you can still do the blackout. And no its won't hurt your plants (which are most Hygro's, hard to EVER destroy these). I even had 2 tiger lotus (superst touchy plants) in mine and it didn't harm it at all.

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