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    108 watt of T5HO's is what I have on my 55 gallon, lights on only 6 hours a day, heavily planted and I have a problem with green spot algae.

    Prior to this light, I had 130 watt of compact lighting and never had an algae problem with lights on even more hours.

    The T5HO's are high output and I can't imagine 108 watts on 29 gallons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    108 watt of T5HO's is what I have on my 55 gallon,
    Same lighting I have on my heavily planted 55.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    gotcha. So I removed one of the 54 watt bulbs so now I'm down to one 54 watt 6,700k bulb. I tried to black it out for a day, but failed. I read you should add some CO2 so I dosed with a CO2 liquid supplement and added about another half dozen plants (frill and red ludwigia)

    Water is still green as of today when I dosed and added new plants. I will be checking it daily and responding on progress. Does anyone else have any suggestions?

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    The blackout has to be for a few days at least or all you will achieve is stronger algae and weaker plants.

    If the water is green, do a near 100% water change and try the blackout for three days (no light at all, including room lights or indirect light so the tank has to be covered well.) A thin sheet will not do it - any small amount of light will keep the algae going.

    Remember, alage will also grow well if the plants are missing any critical nutrients or if the nitrates are too high with the extra light.

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    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    Yes but you still have not mentioned what I am supposed to do afterwards.

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    And also blacking out for a few days, won't that mess up my plants?

  8. #18

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweeneyc
    Yes but you still have not mentioned what I am supposed to do afterwards.
    First priority is to get rid of green water.

    You have options:

    1. Run 2 6500 k tubes with co2 injection and all the complications that come with that.

    2. Run 1 6500 k tube and find an insert for the second tube spot to protect the slot from moisture damage.

    3. Go to a low light (1-2 watts per gallon of T5NO) and low light plants (Low Light, Low Tech)

    4. Consider other options that I haven't thought about, but maybe somebody else will.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

  9. #19

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweeneyc
    Water is still green as of today when I dosed and added new plants. I will be checking it daily and responding on progress. Does anyone else have any suggestions?
    Checking it daily is not a blackout [As mentioned] I would suggest that you could try following the suggestions offered.

    Quote Originally Posted by sweeneyc
    And also blacking out for a few days, won't that mess up my plants?
    No.
    Quote Originally Posted by sweeneyc
    Yes but you still have not mentioned what I am supposed to do afterwards.
    You would have to actually do it before being concerned about what comes after.. So far that has not been an issue.

    How about you try it and see and we will tell you what comes after on the fourth day of the blackout.. [EDIT: The obvious answer of - Not repeating what got you this green water is a start but Taurus ruined that already ]
    Deal?
    Last edited by Goes to 11!; 01-09-2013 at 03:28 PM.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 850R
    Deal?
    LOL....
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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