Seachem Seagel For Algae?

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Hello,

I have a 55 gallon freshwater aquarium. It consists of 2 goldfishes.

I've been getting alot of algae at a fast pace since I got new LED lights and since I've been using tap water. My guess is that my tap water is high in phosphate.

I used to get freshwater from my local fish store but it has become more difficult to get there at a routine because of my new work schedule.
So in turn, I just ordered Seachem Regulator and Alkaline Regulator to keep my PH level at 7.4, since my tap has a level of PH 8.2.

Now, since I got the PH problem down, I need a filter media that'll keep the algae at bay. I honestly don't want to get another fish that eats algae.

I'm wondering if Seachem Seagel would help or if there are any other chemical filter medias I can use to keep the algaes to the very minimum.

Thank you!
 

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Granulated ferric oxide (GFO) is the standard for reducing phosphates; my recommendation - measure your PAR, adjust, large, multiple and regular water changes, reduce feeding... And if you're using high intensity light, start co2 injection; only way to beat algae in a hug light system.
 
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Rojer Ramjet said:
Granulated ferric oxide (GFO) is the standard for reducing phosphates; my recommendation - measure your PAR, adjust, large, multiple and regular water changes, reduce feeding... And if you're using high intensity light, start co2 injection; only way to beat algae in a hug light system.
I've looked up co2 injections and honestly, I don't know if I can really invest in that right now. Let's say I get the granulated ferric oxide, will that be enough to combat algae?

Thank you for your feedback, btw
 

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ballpointftw said:
I've looked up co2 injections and honestly, I don't know if I can really invest in that right now. Let's say I get the granulated ferric oxide, will that be enough to combat algae?

Thank you for your feedback, btw
Homemade c02 reactors are essentially free.

GFO has SOME small benefit in a freshwater system; problem is that it'll become exhausted really, really fast; you'll be changing it out every week or so - in a reef, there's little nutrients to begin with, but in freshwater, there's tons.

I pay $15 a pound for GFO from Bulk Reef Supply - you'll pay more locally. A lot more - $25 a pound.

I go through 4 pounds a month...

You're far better off adjusting your lighting and doing large, regular water changes.
 
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Holy ****, didn't know that I would have to use so much of it so frequently.

Okay, guess I'll look for a different lighting because this new LED lights I have doesn't have lighting adjustments.

And I'll look into the co2 injectors, maybe it is worth the investment. I don't trust myself to make my own.

Thank you again for your feedback!
 
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