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Hi guys! First post here so im gonna apologize for the long post.

Just recently we upgraded our 55 gallon to a 150 gallon. We kept the cycle by moving gravel and didn’t add any new fish for a couple weeks. Water parameters have been consistently great since an initial ammonia spike.

Wasn't having any issues until we went on vacation for a week... had someone feed the fish but they didn’t clean or remove dead leaves, wipe off sides of tank etc... add in that our lights are new and we are still trying to find the correct amount of time they should be on. Clearly they were on too long and too intense. And now I’m left with this ugly algae all over my plants.

I will attach photos (I’m thinking staghorn or black beard algae) but can someone help me out? What do I do?

(Low tech tank, no CO2, test for Ph, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate)
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If the tank is new it will get algae in the first few months. If your plants are still growing with new leaves and roots I wouldn't worry and just keep cleaning the tank. It will eventually fix itself. Don't underestimate the amount of water changes needed.


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