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Old 11-19-2009, 01:32 PM   #1 
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Green Algae Invasion!!

I am having a problem with the green algae growth in my tank. I have my betta, a couple snails, and 2 ghost shrimp. Is there anything I can do that won’t jeopardize the plant life inside my tank?
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:42 PM   #2 
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Is your tank in in a window or have sunlight beating on it?
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:46 PM   #3 
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No, but I do have a timer on the light set for about 9 hours a day for the plants.
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:54 PM   #4 
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From what I’ve looked up it, I’ve read that the light would not be on for more then 8 hours each day, and to make sure that the bulbs are not too strong. Also not to over feed your fishes because it will increases the phosphate levels in the water
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Old 11-19-2009, 02:47 PM   #5 
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describe the algae..........only on glass? hairy algae? green water algae? on gravel and decorations? a different color?
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Old 11-19-2009, 02:50 PM   #6 
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check and see here........

James' Planted Tank - Algae Guide
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:22 PM   #7 
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Thanks for the site. From the pics I believe it looks like green dust algae. So im going to try cutting back on the light, adding some more CO2, and doing a large water change. Sound like the right course of action?
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:03 AM   #8 
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sounds great
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