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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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First fish tank! It is a 60 gal. lava rock iwagumi.
Right now i have glosso stigma, hairgrass, and dwarf hairgrass. I use a bigass c02 tank. The only fish I have are 7 guppies and a buttload of guppy fry. I plant to swap the guppies for some tetras or something later.

I am using a split light cycle right now:
Co2 comes on at 5:45am, two 54w 5000k come on at 6am, two 10000k come on at 7am, 10000k go off at 11am co2 goes of at 11:45, 5000k go off at noon. Then I have an identical six hour cycle starting at 6 and going until midnight.

Algae (i'm not sure what its called but its growing in strong tufts attaching to my glossostigma)

The water is incredibly hard in my neighborhood (300ppm), i want to buy a RO filter buy i don't have enough $krilla right now.

Comments Please! I will post picture later!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-03-2010, 11:53 PM
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If you post a picture, you will get better replies.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-04-2010, 12:10 AM
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Welcome to the forum!
For your lighting, what T are they? (IE; T12, T5HO ECT) That will help us diagnose your algae. Also, what colour is the algae? Red? Green?
Sorry to answere a question with a question! Can't wait to see some pictures!

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