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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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