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    Considering switching from reef to a nano (35g +/-) fresh.

    Question, I would like to put the fresh water tank in a sun room. Direct sunlight causes algae outbreaks in reef tanks, does it do the same in freshwater tanks or is it actually helpful to plants?

    Thanks

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    It helps the plants because it gives more light, but you'll probably get algae as well. Also, you need to make sure the tank doesn't overheat because it' in direct sun.

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    I have a spot on the wall that only gets in-direct light. Should help with the heat buildup. As long as I clean the algae off the glass daily is there anything else I should be concerned about?

    Thanks for the help
    Dave

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    Though some types of "algae" are very easy to clean off the glass (brown algae -- diatoms), others are very hard and you will need at least a razor. I wouldn't risk it. I think you should avoid sun light -even indirect- as much as possible.
    By Alfredo Franco-Cea
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    FAUNA: 7 zebra danios; 5 neon tetras; one male green swordtail; 2 female adult platies (plus fry); 6 bleeding heart tetras; 6 false rummy nose tetras
    FLORA: Anubias, Java Moss, Ceratophyllum, Java Fern, WindelÝv's Fern

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    Thanks for the advise

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