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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-24-2019, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Algae dust?

I think I have algae dust on the inner glass of my tank. I do weekly water changes. I dont over feed. I clean the glass and in an hour it's right back on the glass.
I posted previously and was told it was algae dust and if you're diligent about cleaning, it will be ok but it seems to be progressively getting worse.
The light is on about ~12hrs a day. I JUST started using seachem flourish because the plants were not doing very well (yellowing, brown edges). I dont even know if its helping but the algae issue was an issue prior to starting flourish.
Anyways, any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
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12 hours is a pretty long lighting period. I would probably start by dialing that back to 8 hours or so. Keeping up with ferts should help as well. The better plants are growing the less resources will be left over for algae.
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