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Old 04-23-2013, 04:07 PM   #1 
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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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Old 04-25-2013, 11:58 AM   #2 
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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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Old 04-25-2013, 11:59 AM   #3 
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I have them on for around 8.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:38 PM   #4 
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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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Old 04-27-2013, 05:41 PM   #5 
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I bought some tetra algae control for the algae
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:54 PM   #6 
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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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alot of chemicals that kills algae will also kill plants XD
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:15 PM   #8 
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-_- Then I will live with the algae until I can buy a mystery snail or two.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:26 PM   #9 
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can you ID your algae?
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:31 PM   #10 
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A little bit of diatom, and the regular slimy stuff that coats everything
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