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Old 04-18-2013, 10:25 PM   #1
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Help with this algae


What algae is this anyone know or prob the cause? i searched the web but would like you guys advice...




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Old 04-18-2013, 10:26 PM   #2
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Looks like green string algae. Too much light too little CO2,


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Looks like green string algae. Too much light too little CO2,


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i had 4 x 54 watt with reflector running 9 hours a day and my co2 drop checker is lime green . whats the balance between co2 and light
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i had 4 x 54 watt with reflector running 9 hours a day and my co2 drop checker is lime green . whats the balance between co2 and light
what size is the tank?

That is a lot of light unless you have a lot of plant sucking down that CO2. Also, if the tank is new, this algae is a common occurrence as the tank cycles (at least it has been for me in many previous tanks) but goes away after the cycle is complete.

Best to siphon out as much as you can and possibly turn back lighting (or run two instead of four bulbs until things clear up).
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its a 67 gallon.. ill cut back to 2 bulbs. it is a new tank but i used media from old tank dunno if that has a big effect on cycling. thanks
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Too much light too long Photo-period, Cut down to 6 hours if you will be continuing same light. Further Read
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It depends on the indicator, but lime green isnt enough co2, atleast for me. I prefer light yellow, so I know for sure that its a little excess.
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green hair algae, if at all possible I would increase your CO2.
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green hair algae, if at all possible I would increase your CO2.
im gonna cut back to only 2 bulbs and gonna pump up the co2 tommorow when the co2 timer kicks in so i can monitor the fish...thank you all
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