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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-31-2016, 04:16 AM Thread Starter
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Please help me with my tank problem.

Hello everyone, I seem to be getting black beard algae and was wondering why. My current setup is as follows

- Low tech tank (No CO2)
- 45G tank thats 20" deep
- 4 inches of ada amazonia aquasoil
- Finnex planted+ (The distance from light to top of substrate is around 16")

The plants in my tank are: Monte Carlo, Java Fern, Anubias, crypt wendtii, Jungle Val, Hygro Corymbosa and Red Ludwigia

I have 2 flourish tabs in the tank somewhere and dose 4 ml of liquid flourish in there once a week and excel once a week too at 4 ml as well. (both after my weekly water change)

I keep my light on for 12 hrs a day.

Water test: Ammonia = 0ppm Nitrite = 0 ppm Nitrate = around 10 at most

As you can see my plants arent super high demand plants. Id say the most demanding plant I have would be the monte carlo. So the two questions ive got are

1) How many hours of light should I leave the light on
2) Why am I getting Black beard algae/ is it due to the 12 hours of light ? I need enough light for the monte carlo to carpet.

Thanks in advance
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No pics light should be on for 6 to 8 hrs

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No pics light should be on for 6 to 8 hrs

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sorry what do you mean by no pics? As in I should add pictures?
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Yes lol sorry I meant load some pics but prolly the 12hr lighting periods should be 6 to 8

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