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Ahhhhh #$%^&*

Ahhhh foul mouth I think i have algae. On the glass of the tank are brownish green spots. What do I do? I turned on my uv light now.
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What to do: find the balance with lighting, CO2 and fertilizer.

And get an algae scraper.
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Take a look at the advice given in this thread:

Start of my first planted tank

Once more: not enough plants, or not enough co2... somebody will have to do the photosynthesis corresponding to the mount of light you have.

Photo=light, synthesis=use of*

*contextual translation.


A heavily planted shrimp tank is possible!
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Alright I'll try 6hrs of light and get a algae scraper. Do I keep my uv light on?
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Ultraviolet light is only going to kill what's free-floating. It won't do anything for algae growing on the surface.

Your best bet is to try to understand the balance of light/ferts/CO2.
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I agree, learn the balance. It took me a while myself, but when I got it down I've had lush growths and literally no algae problems at all!

It helps to keep a clean up crew on hand.
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Thanks. I'll try that out.
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Get a nerite snail, wait one to two weeks. Problem resolved.
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Get a nerite snail, wait one to two weeks. Problem resolved.
But not always. Once my nerites were keeping the walls clean, I found myself taking it for granted and creeping my photo-period and fert levels up in response; boing, algae is back.

Gotta' learn the balance.
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I hate snails no thanks. I'm going to do a big W/C tonight see if that helps a little.
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-12-2012, 03:48 AM
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So it's hard circular algae on the tank walls? Green Spot Algae.

Inadequate Fertilization, or ferts not balanced correctly with lighting and CO2.
Low phosphates.

Yes, water changes are important, no slacking.


Good luck and be patient.
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I hate snails no thanks. I'm going to do a big W/C tonight see if that helps a little.
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