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I am ready to put my new compact fixture on my 75 gallon tank. It has 4 65 watt compacts. I have some plants in there now, and will be getting more soon. After I add more plants, should I only run 2 of the bulbs for a while? I am afraid of an algae outbreak!
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Algae thrives during changes. It might be a good idea to increase the light gradually. You might also want to have a siesta period, which would also help to prevent algae.
Thanks for the tips. What would you call gradually? Turn 2 of the bulbs on for a week or two and then turn all 4 on with a ciesta period in the middle of the day?
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