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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-17-2013, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Algae

I'm noticing a bit of algae in my newly planted tank. Planted about 2 weeks ago. Am I doing something wrong? Is this a problem that will get worse?
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Algae is just a sign of excess nutrients or too much light. What is your photoperiod, and do you overfeed at all? :)
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How much algae? IMO algae is just natural in a tank, a little bit is nothing to worry about :)
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Algae is just a sign of excess nutrients or too much light. What is your photoperiod, and do you overfeed at all? :)
I did some googling and I think light may be a problem. I have been quite forgetful about turning off the light at night. Definitely not overfeeding. I have two bettas in this 10 gallon tank and they each get 4 pellets twice a day. I give them one at a time and watch them eat them. The tank is underplanted as well and I have some plants on order.

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How much algae? IMO algae is just natural in a tank, a little bit is nothing to worry about :)
It's not much. Just a bit on the divider. I'm hoping getting some more plants in there and turning the light off at night will help the problem. Thanks for you help.
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If its on the glass just do a water change and scrub all the algae off.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-20-2013, 02:27 PM
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algae on the glass is normal and just needs to be scrubbed.
what is your light?
what ferts do you use and how often?
do you do co2 or liquid co2?
also what kind of algae are you seeing? that can tell you a lot about what you have going on!
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