Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Oil City PA. USA
I can guarantee that if you keep your lighting schedule of between 13 and 15 hours a day with this light or really any light you will have an algae bloom with in a few days. Your plants need no more than 6 hours a day of light Some here have them on for 8 hours but that is the LED lights that come with a setup. They are low light and unless your plants require medium to high light your Finnex is a little too strong. If you can add a timer to this light and cut back the light to 6-8 hours You might have a good chance with regular water changes and scrubbing the glass all around each day with a very small growth. The other way to help the algae bloom is add a few snails to the tank after you start to get algae.