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post #9 of (permalink) Old 08-01-2013, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: UK
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Thanks guys. Here is some more info / photos.

The algae kind of gets on everything. Glass, plants, substrate. it starts kinda fluffy and gets thicker and darker and becomes a layer of slime.

Tank has been going about 6 weeks, but I used my old tank's filter media.

I'm feeding lightly every 2 or 3 days (only residents are a few neons).

Lighting is pretty intense, on for 8 hours a day. I think it is 4 x 9w cool white LED lamps over a 7 gallon tank. 4.9wpg. I suspect this is my problem.


EDIT: I only have test kits for CO2, ammonia and nitrate/nitrites. What are other good test kits?
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