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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Hairy Leaves and dark green spots

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I set up a 30 gallon cube about a month and a half ago. I used floright substrate along with fert tabs. I have led lights that came with the set up. I bought it at petsmart so I really dont know much about the lights. I have threadfin rainbows and some glow light tetra in there. I do 20% water changes every week. Last week I noticed on the edges of a cpl of my plants what looks like hair. Also I wave a peice of wood in the tank and a plant tied to the top of the wood and on that plant I see hard green spots on it.. Im pretty sure this is something I dont want but not sure what Im doing wrong?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 01:50 PM
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whats your lighting period?

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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thanks manzpants92
I have the lights on for 8 hours but it is in a bright room but no direct light from the sun
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The only real way I was able to combat that was otos, they eat it up! I stopped fighting it and just got something to eat it.
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thanks ELPincheBecerra
I forgot I have 2 otos in there. I just added them this week. So Im not doing anything wrong?
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You're not necessarily doing anything wrong, but that doesn't mean you couldn't be doing something better. Looking here can help tell you what the algae means :

http://www.theplantedtank.co.uk/algae.htm
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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You're not necessarily doing anything wrong, but that doesn't mean you couldn't be doing something better. Looking here can help tell you what the algae means :

http://www.theplantedtank.co.uk/algae.htm
thanks John will check it out right now
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Thanks John
sounds like I need to buy a black molly and instead of doing weekly water changes do bi weekly changes.
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You could also add more plants. I would certainly add more ottos, like five. After a month and a half, things are still settling in. Adding more plants won't hurt and will probably help.
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Thanks Razorworm I just added several more fri. Wish I would have thought to pick up more ottos. well that gives me a reason to go back :-)
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