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Old 04-28-2012, 06:04 PM   #1 
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Question Algae

So i cleaned my 10g today because of a large amount of algae after i cleaned it 5 days prior because the same thing happened. Please help this hasnt happened to any of my other tanks. What can i do to stop the algae growth?
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:08 PM   #2 
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Lower the lighting level to 8 hours a day

Add plants such as duckweed, hornwort, and java moss


Is what I would recommend
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:08 PM   #3 
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Hm... Excess algae growth could be caused by too much sunlight (process of photosynthesis). Is the tank in a window?
I clean out my 2 tanks weekly, never seen algae in them ever. I don't know what could cause such rapid growth!! Maybe an algae eater or pleco or even some moss balls could help? Moss balls are actually a type of algae themselves but they compete with the bad algae for food- inhibiting growth of the bad algae. Maybe you'd need a couple in a tank like yours though.

Good luck!
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Kk n yea they are by the window so they do get alot of sunlight .
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