CT_ Posted March 16, 2021 Share Posted March 16, 2021 (edited) I'm getting increasing green hair algae. Right now its confined to a few spots in the aquarium and it likes the glass but its slowly growing out and spreading. I'm doing what I can to manually remove it but that's not a long term solution. I read it can be from an overabundance of phosphate so I bought a kit and I have 0 phosphate 5 nitrate. When I add ferts, I've tried 1 and 3 squirts of easy green per 10g, it grows denser and spreads out the next day. If I let my phosphates go to 0 it stops growing but then I assume my plants will be deficient. I've already dropped to an 8 hour split photoperiod. should I go shorter? I'm trying to grow a montecarlo carpet and after a month I'm finally seeing some new growth (I started with a culture and I assume it wasn't adapted to submersed life), so I'm afraid to lower intensity and kill my carpet. Other solutions I've read are lower the pH (not gonna happen) or raise co2 (i don't do co2 injection, and I'm not keen on starting). EDIT: parameters are: ammonia: 0 nitrite: 0 nitrate: 5 (before dosing easy green) phosphate: 0 ph: 7.8 gh: 7 kh:4 Edited March 16, 2021 by CT_ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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