Quote Originally Posted by Cliff
Pure ammonia would certainly be a lot better as you won't be adding any additional nitrates and phosphates into the system that way. If that happens, the nitrates and phosphates will get soaked into your rocks and leach out back into the water over time. These types of situations can lead to long term algae battles which are not fun.
Notated, Cliff. Thanks for the educational posts. I learn at least one thing new from you every single day, it seems!

I have more of the lime green algae. It doesn't look hairy or anything. Here are a couple of pictures:

I will be testing for nitrites and nitrates tonight. I don't have any ammonia tests, yet. :/