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    Your tank should not be going through a constant cycling. And if you have ammonia, then it's not cycled. Are you cleaning to filter media all the time or cleaning it under tap water? If so, don't do that. That kills (or removes) the bacteria that eats the ammonia.

    Not sure what kind of algae you're talking about since there are many kinds. Your gravel looks a little green to me unless it's the camera making it look that way. But if you are having a problem with green, slimy algae, then that's cyno algae that is caused from bacteria. There's "stickie" in the algae forum with photo's of different algaes. See if you can find it there among those photos. Different algaes require different treatments to get rid of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs View Post
    Your tank should not be going through a constant cycling. And if you have ammonia, then it's not cycled. Are you cleaning to filter media all the time or cleaning it under tap water? If so, don't do that. That kills (or removes) the bacteria that eats the ammonia.

    Not sure what kind of algae you're talking about since there are many kinds. Your gravel looks a little green to me unless it's the camera making it look that way. But if you are having a problem with green, slimy algae, then that's cyno algae that is caused from bacteria. There's "stickie" in the algae forum with photo's of different algaes. See if you can find it there among those photos. Different algaes require different treatments to get rid of it.
    Would you mind giving me the link to it if you can, I can't find it. Thanks for the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishywishy333 View Post
    Sorry

    Let's try again.

    Create a 90 minute lights siesta.

    Your plants look like the one on the right isn't even planted but still has the rockwool on. What's under the gravel?

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    What's a light siesta?
    Don't worry, the one on the right is definitely planted, it has the wool off
    There is nothing under the gravel... I was thinking about that...

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    You might try more plants and a shorter photoperiod (my planted tanks have lights on for only 7 hrs/day). Fertilizer for the plants may help too...you want the plants to out-compete the algae.

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    + 1 to shorter photoperiod.

    More plants is what TD was referring to earlier and a light siesta is simply interrupting your photo period.

    This is simply setting your timer to turn your lights off for a couple of hours in the middle of the day.

    It helps because plants are able to ramp up their photosynthesis quicker than the algae so it effectively gives the plants a head start at getting at the nutrients that are feeding the algae.

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    Would you mind giving me the link to it if you can, I can't find it. Thanks for the help!
    Here's that link.
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    2 blocks of light of say 4 hours each for starters with a 2 hour break in the middle. Also start dosing a general fertilizer like seachem flourish and possibly flourish excel as well. That should help the plants outcompete the algae.

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    Are those real plants? They look like plastic.

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    The ones on the left and right are real, the center one right could be real, the red plants I have severe doubts.

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