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    2 Not allowed!
    Not significantly...nutrient imbalance and too much light are usually the culprits
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    OK, well, I learned something! So, ferts are going to add trace elements etc. Phosphates are very low in my water. Increased stocking should add a bit of nitrate to the water. We'll see what that does, eh?

    Thanks for the info, everybody! My aquarium is driving me crazy, not because it's so bad, but because it is *so close* to being great!

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    0 Not allowed!
    Phosphates. I wouldn't add any of this unless you see signs of phosphate deficiency in your plants. An easy way of boosting phosphate is to stock more fish and feed a high quality frozen food once or twice a week, pouring in all the melt water with it. Too much phosphate will increase your algae significantly. Phosphate test kits are fairly accurate. I bought one when my plants were wasting.

    Nitrates will be consumed by plants and algae but not necessarily cause algae. I have a heavily planted, heavily stocked tank. I now only change water once a fortnight (that's every two weeks to my American friends), and trates never get above ~10ppm.

    I'd recommend splitting the photoperiod and dosing a broad spectrum fertiliser at the recommended dose once a week, or top it up with a half dose every three or four days. Wait three weeks and see what happens.
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    0 Not allowed!
    Will do. I'm already splitting the photo period, actually, with no observed result...maybe I should be scientific and QUIT splitting the photo period, just to see if the algae gets even worse.

    Naaaaaah.

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