I don't mind the algae on the glass, I bought a sponge scraper. It's the algae that clumps around the sponge on the filter and salvinia that bothers me.
Weekly, I remove all the salvinia and put it in a bowl of tank and tap water and with my hands try to remove the slimy algae. I never get it all and it doesn't matter anyway bc the lights will just grow it again.
Here's a few things I have done to confuse the growth of algae (which subsequently killed my hygrophilia in the process).. No set time for the lights. When I first got the 6500K light I left it on for about 14 hours a day like I read for planted tanks. Then to battle the algae I began turning it on and off at random times. (today was about 1130am) yesterday it was in the evening sometime. It worked for a coupld weeks and the algae laid off. Now it's back. I think it's a super strain lol
I do not overfeed. I have a filter and 2 snails (one nerite and one mysterious pond snail)
I do not know the parameters of my tap water and last couple of weeks I have been too poor and no time to go get water conditioner so I have been using aged water.
The algae ONLY attacks one side of the tank. The side with the light.
What to do?! (thanks )