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  1. Exclamation Algae everywhere!!!


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    Hello everyone,
    I am having major algae problems at the moment, I have a 60 litre tank with live plants. The filter is the Interpet PF2 Internal Power Filter, I like it since it has good Venturi and suction, but it builds up algae very easily. I have to clean it every two days to keep it looking good. I only have one fish at the moment, a dwarf gourami. The tank has been up and running for almost 6 months. There is also quite a lot of algae on the gravel, even though I siphon it weekly, also take out a third of the water weekly.
    Is there anything I could do or buy to reduce the algae build up? Please help if you can and thanks!

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    Could you post a pic of your tank ? That might help to offer a little better suggestions

    Also, does your tank get any direct sunlight during the day, and what are your current water parameters ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    In general you can do two things.

    1. Cut down on the things algae need
    2. get plants to outcompete the algae.

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    The water conditions are:

    Ammonia-0 - 0.25ppm (it's always been like this)
    Nitrite-0ppm
    Nitrate-between 5 and 10ppm
    PH from tap-7.2
    PH in tank-7.0

    Yes there is direct sunlight, the tank is about 6-7 feet from the window

    Here is a pic of my tank:
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    You could try blocking the direct sunlight from getting to the tank and increasing your weekly water change amount to 50% or more
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    You could try blocking the direct sunlight from getting to the tank and increasing your weekly water change amount to 50% or more
    Thanks, but how could I decrease the amount of sunlight from getting to the tank?

    (Edit) silly me, I can just close the curtains!
    Last edited by Fishywishy333; 04-21-2013 at 04:04 PM.

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    You could also plant.

    How long are the lights on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    You could also plant.

    How long are the lights on?
    I already said in my first post my tank was planted...
    I think the lights are on too long so I will try to have them on for 10 hours

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    Excuse me for trying to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    Excuse me for trying to help.
    Sorry

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