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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 01:34 AM
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I used to have issues with algae with lights on for 8 hours Until I ran diy c02 & also had algae problems with just anubias & rotalla indica. Give it a shot. I now run the lights for 12-13 hours somewhat overkill & instead of dosing the 1 ml recommended for my tank size *8 gallon biocube* I dose 1.5 ml with no problems.

or a fast growing plant should help some, so far My fastest grower is Cardamine lyrata & water sprite they really do take off with new growth everyday, I plant some & float some
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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 02:27 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by AoxomoxoA View Post
2xt5HO is perfect 6" or so above the top, with co2 (even DIY), & fertilizers. It sounds like too much light. how far above the tank is your fixture?
The two legs just rest on the rim, so maybe an inch or so.
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