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Old 20-04-2003, 06:26 AM
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Default Black beard algae problem

How's your nitrate?

I just tested, and yes, it is pretty low: 5mg/L. I've always had a
tendency to overfeed so I hadn't considered that. Thanks very much.

How often do you usually have to put in the Jobe's (palm/fern) spikes? I
put half stick under the sword and half under the hygro about 2 weeks ago.
Should I up that dosage?

This is just anecdotal, but the last time I had BBA, I had let nitrate

drop to

You've got almost 3 wpg, and I assume from your pH and KH that you're

CO2. You're adding PMDD, which is good, but you may also need to
macronutrients like nitrate, phosphate, and potassium.