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One more question before setting up....

I've done my research and ready to put together my 20g high with 1x65 CF, hagen co2, eco-complete, 204 fluval canister and it will be planted with just glosso and java ferns on a small driftwood and it will be a shrimp tank, my question, the location of the tank will get some indirect sunlight almost throughout the day, but the blinds can be adjusted to block it, but i really don't want a dark family room, is this location okay? thanks.
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Its pretty hard to battle Algae, regardless of how well you are dosing your tank if you have sunlight hitting the glass. I would give it a try, but just be aware that you may need to start thinking of a new location in the near future.

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I guess i can adjust the blinds to block some of the sunlight, thanks
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shade film on tank

You may also be able to shade the tank itself with a film or paper applied to the sunny side of the tank.
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Thanks for the advice, i'll see how the tank reacts to it.
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. . . my question, the location of the tank will get some indirect sunlight almost throughout the day, but the blinds can be adjusted to block it, but i really don't want a dark family room, is this location okay? thanks.
I wouldn't worry about it. If it is truly "indirect" sunshine it will have little effect, good or bad.

Remember, the way to avoid excessive algae is to have healthy, growing plants.

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I agree....i dont think you will have issues.


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Thanks guys, i think i'm good to go.
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