Started Co2 Now Have Algae

Discussion in 'Plant CO2' started by ram4200, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. ram4200

    ram4200Valued MemberMember

    I started dosing with a co2 kit a little over a week ago now I'm getting green algae. Any suggestions
     
  2. -Mak-

    -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    By green algae, do you mean green water, green spot algae, green hair algae, or green dust algae?


    What lights do you have and how long are they on?
    What ferts?
    Which CO2 kit?
    A picture of the issue would help a lot!
     
  3. Lynn78too

    Lynn78tooWell Known MemberMember

    Following, thinking of doing CO2.
     
  4. dcutl002

    dcutl002Well Known MemberMember

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    ram4200

    ram4200Valued MemberMember

    I think it's green spot algae it's not the other 2 I was using API leaf zone just came back from 5 days in Florida and just started using nilog thrive today I just did a partial water change. And the co2 I'm using is a DIY kit I got on eBay with citric acid and baking soda. I'm thinking about maybe picking up some algae eaters tommorow.
     
  6. -Mak-

    -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    So it's little green spots on the plants and glass? Nilocg Thrive will help immensely since leaf zone barely has anything in it.
     
  7. OP
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    ram4200

    ram4200Valued MemberMember

    Yes on plants and like the filter not on glass. Good to know the thrive will help litterally just got the bottle today.
     
  8. -Mak-

    -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    So it looks somewhat like this?


    What lights do you have and how long are they on?

    GSA is supposedly caused by low phosphates and too much light (as all algae is)
     
  9. OP
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    ram4200

    ram4200Valued MemberMember

    I have 2 t5 6700k and one t8 aqueon plant bulb there on about 12 hours a day
     
  10. James17

    James17Well Known MemberMember

    There would be the problem, cut back to 7 hrs. and see how it goes.
     
  11. OP
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    ram4200

    ram4200Valued MemberMember

    Ok thanks