It was pretty brown but is starting to spring back. My biggest issue is all the darn algae.smee82 said:If it arrived like that I would try and get atleast a partial refund but yes it should be saveable.
Did you mean to get rid of algae dose iron? Cuz I have GSA and to rid it another member suggested raising my phosphates...will dosing iron do the same?Herkimur said:To get green hair algae or green spot algae you need to dose with liquid Iron.
Edit: I guess I should tell you why: Iron is needed to produce chlorophyll.
Hi! You suggested the phosphates to me in another thread. Haven't been able to get any phosphate additive yet. I have iron though so I thought it would do the same thing. Guess not, glad l asked! Thanks again!Jocelyn Adelman said:No. Iron will increase photosynthesis, but won't get rid of algae. The theory behind it is extra chlorophyll production will boast the plants growth and outcompete the algae. However, it's a temp fix. If you have iron loving plants great. If not excess iron can lead to staghorn and other types of algae.
Iron is almost like using peroxide or excel for algae, will fix temporarily but until root of issue is corrected it will keep coming back.