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    Hello everyone. I am going to be moving from a 5 gallon cycled FW tank to 10 gallon. My thoughts were to use the filter and gravel, rocks, decorations, etc. to the new sand substrate in the 10 gallon. The problem is that the old tank is at least half covered with green algae. So, I image that there are algae spores all over in the old tank, and I'm trying to avoid contaminating the new tank
    Any suggestions, please ?

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    What's in three 10g any way to empty it and give it a good wash with a water/bleach solution

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    The 10 gallon is a brand new tank. No fish or water in it yet until I decide how I'm going to set it up.

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    You'd have to scrub all of the algae from the deco and equipment, but that still won't guarantee that the algae doesn't come back.

    What is your lighting schedule?
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    What kind of light exposure will the 10 gallon have? Is it in a room with a ton of light? Try to minimize even any indirect light and it should help your algae situation
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    You'd have to scrub all of the algae from the deco and equipment, but that still won't guarantee that the algae doesn't come back.

    What is your lighting schedule?
    I agree 100% You'll need to figure out and address the root cause of the algae in the 5g otherwise you run the risk of replicating the same conditions that allowed the algae to flourish and create another mess in your new tank.

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