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Thread: Algae help

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    I have a 29 g planted tank with 7x amazon swords 3x chain swords and a brazilian sword. I Use diy co2 that brings my 7.8 ph water to about 6.9-7 ph. I dose tetra florapride once a week after water changes. I use one aqua-glo t-8 and one power-glo t-8. I am having serious problems with a black hair algae growing on my plants. Can anyone help me out? i leave the lights on for 8-9 hours a day.

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    Try a 90 minute break in that lighting period. Are the lights on a timer?

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    A 90 minute break, as in leave the lights on twice a day for 4.5 hours with a 90 minute break inbetween? what will that do?

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    It will help cut down on algae. Are the algae in the low flow parts of the tank or everywhere?

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    There is algae on a few leaves of each of my tall plants. After water changes it dies away for about 3 days, then grows back until the next water change. I'm thinking either nitrates or not enough nutrients is the cause.

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    What do you dose throughout the week, if anything?
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    I don't dose anything throughout the week.

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    i would reduce the time of on light. and look into CO2 of sorts. i think most swords are high light. what is the color temp of your lights?
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    He has diy co2, but I'm leaning toward the reduction of time solution. How old are your lights? Could be they're losing some power, if they're 6 months to a year old. That's been known to cause some algae breakouts.
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    Thank you for the MOTM nomination - mommy1 I think you deserve a random gift. Yes, I think you do. - PhillipOrigami For being a fellow MA native! - Lolita Happy Birthday to you. - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ "genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol"  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
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    ive been having a beard algae problem as well in my 55g. im using liquid CO2 booster bs and i found even 8 hrs a day is too much for my tank. ive cut back to 7 hrs a day and the algae is pealing away lol
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