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Green spot algae on Anubias?

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I have a 5G planted tank that's only been up and running 11 days. So far everything has been going well - most plants seem happy, fish seem happy, water quality is good, etc.

The tank is a Radius rimless, and I'm just using the LED clip on that came with it. My understanding is that that's a super low light.

Well, a leaf of one of my Anubias that's closest to the light (it's up on some driftwood) is getting some algae on it - from pictures/threads it appears to be green spot or hair algae???

Any tips on how to keep this from getting out of control? The light can't exactly get lower.

In fact, I'd been considering upgrading to the Finnex FugeRay Planted+ Aquarium LED that I'd seen praised in another thread. I'd love more light in the tank simply for a better view, and figured upping to medium light would do the low light plants good. (And I like the idea of the moonlights)

But now I wonder if that's just asking for extra trouble?

Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks.

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Looks a bit like youve got some of both algae going... my anubias in my 5g had a lot of green spot algae on it before my stem plants grew up around and shaded it pretty well. Thats with a fugeray clip light (same as planted plus but no moonlights). Either wait it out, or try adding some floating plants like frogbit


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If I add floating plants will that make too much shade for the plants at the bottom of the tank? I've got Wendtii Green and Crypt Parva.
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That algae is from too much light.
Raise the fixture/cut the hrs/try other plants/pick one...
May not be 100% that simple, but mostly it is.

The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line...in the opposite direction...
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Do you think upgrading to the Finnex light, but having the main lights on less hours, and then using the moonlights, would help solve the issue?

Anything else I could add that would eat up some of the nutrients the algae is taking advantage of?
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This is a new tank. You're most likely going to get various stages of different algaes until it settles down and matures.
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This is a new tank. You're most likely going to get various stages of different algaes until it settles down and matures.
Thank you. I guess I should relax and let things settle
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This can be from a very wide variety of things. You can spot dose excel with a syringe and your flow off. That's what I do for my anubias when it gets looking just like this. As for your light. You might want to look at the current usa planted plus lights. It should be enough light for what you are looking for with full color as well. The prices have also come down since the planted plus pro came out. Good luck
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This can be from a very wide variety of things. You can spot dose excel with a syringe and your flow off. That's what I do for my anubias when it gets looking just like this. As for your light. You might want to look at the current usa planted plus lights. It should be enough light for what you are looking for with full color as well. The prices have also come down since the planted plus pro came out. Good luck
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