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Thread: Algae help

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    I reduced light to 8 hours and then I started getting brown algae on my plants, and my lights are 8 months give or take

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    @genocidex - Seriously? Cutting the light back 1hr solved the problem? I may have to try that, in addition to my co2 overdosing. lol I'm currently having a black algae problem (not beard) due to recent exposure to sunlight (I believe) in my 75gal.

    @Drose - do you notice the lights seeming dimmer at all? It's said that they lose some of the lighting spectrum over time, so it may not be providing the sufficient spectrum your plants are used to getting.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

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    I havent noticed much change, I use very old light fixtures for the lights though, will that have an effect?

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    I doubt that would have an effect. If it's getting enough power to the lights, the lights will work as they should.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

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    I put a little more fertilizer in yesterday morning and in one day it seems the hair algae subsided. lack of nutrients?

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    Could be. Algae will feed on light and nutrients, competing with plants. So, give the plants the nutrients they need to compensate for the light/co2 provided, and they'll get back to out-competing algae. It's a balancing act.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

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    I supply 30 ml of tetra florapride every water change and that gets run through in 3 days? It just seems like alot, especially because I use root tabs for my swords too.

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    How heavily planted is your tank? It's very possible that that's the case.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

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    I have like 4 medium amazon swords(5-6 inches), 2 baby amazon swords (3-4 inches), and 3 large amazon swords (10+) as well as 4 large chain swords and a brazilian sword.

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    I apologize, I missed that you posted how many swords you had in the beginning. They are heavy root feeders, but I know they take nutrients from the water column, as well. Since you have such large swords in a 29gal, you're probably running through your ferts in 2-3 days. I wouldn't doubt that.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

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