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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-23-2013, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Filtering out a little light

My light has caused algae to grow in my planted 6.6 gallon planted aquarium. I put a sheet of blue craft mesh over the light to dim it a little. Is this good or no?

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 11:58 AM
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How long are your lights on each day? I had algea problems so I lessened my lights over time by an hour each time to see what made the difference. If I have the lights on for 8-9 hrs each day I have little to no algae problems.
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I have them on for around 8.

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sometimes it is light intensity more so then duration that can contribute to algae. often light is not to blame for the algae in a planted tank.
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I bought some tetra algae control for the algae

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if your doing plants that also going to lock up phosphates that the plants use. chems only complicate things in my experience.
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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-27-2013, 07:12 PM
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alot of chemicals that kills algae will also kill plants XD
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-_- Then I will live with the algae until I can buy a mystery snail or two.

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can you ID your algae?
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A little bit of diatom, and the regular slimy stuff that coats everything

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