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    I started dosing flourish excel (1ml per day) and am seeing a decrease in algae. I have not missed a weekly water change yet so I am not sure if the excel is the reason or if the tank is just getting more mature. Hopefully the tank will be algae free in a few weeks.

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    I've been dealing with some nutrient imbalance in the tank I recently transplanted the staurogyne repens into. It's a new setup/major rescape so I've been tweaking a few things to get it in check again. Needless to say I still have the S. repens, but it has some issues if you guys would still want it.

    Some of the leaves have yellowing spots on them (low phosphates, RAMS spit sand all over them daily! and minor GSA/BBA that is slowly going away). It could also be low light, but hopefully they get nursed back to full strength soon.

    P.S. do you have a picture of your tank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Complexity View Post
    Of course, you know what happens with new tank setups... I wonder how long it'll take before algae tries to invade my 90g!
    Well, gotfrogs, looks like my 90g has joined you with the battle of the algae. I'm not at all surprised, especially since I haven't been able to maintain it they way I would normally want to with a newly set up tank. So the algae has flourished.

    I have green water, staghorn algae, green dust algae, diatoms, and hair algae. How's that for a combination!
    Vicki

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    that sounds Algeastic!
    75g Tank,
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    Quote Originally Posted by R_sustaita View Post
    that sounds Algeastic!
    Gesundheit
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    i just got through staghorn and green hair blooms when my co2 went down, excel and amano shrimps cleaned it up in 5 days! i was dosing 1.5x excel and i think this helped alot. i didnt realize it was an algaecide that doesnt bother higher plants (other than some mosses and vascular plants)
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    Yup, Excel is a wonder drug for planted tanks! There's two steps to fixing algae problems. (1) Fix the underlying issue that's causing the algae and (2) kill the algae that's already in the tank. I think I've addressed the underlying issues which will just leave me with the existing algae. I'm going to kill out what I can with H2O2, but if any of the algae doesn't die out from that, then I'll hit it with Excel.

    You should see my algae killing syringe. It's HUGE!
    Vicki

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    Tank update: The tank is almost algae free now (I have not been adding any suplements at all and have been doing 20% water changes every week). I lost all but one of my shrimp but the endlers have been producing a bunch of babies! Today I removed the stock light bar (LED spot lights and 10 W CFL) and replaced it with the LED light bar from my 12 gallon saltwater Edge. The 12 gallon did not have enough light to keep even soft corals happy so I ordered a 35 watt AI LED nano for that tank and removed the stock LEDs. Here it is on the 6 gallon Edge.

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