Algae Everywhere Help

  1. alex11

    alex11 New Member Member

    In the last month or so there has been a huge outbreak of brown hair algae. We have been trying everything to remove it. The tank is 1 year old, have reduced feeding to 3 times a week, Phosphates and nitrates are undetectable, manually removing algae every couple of days. Our bio load is pretty high but the skimmer is way over sized and has been doing its job. The tank is by a window but can't be moved. we have a good cleanup crew. Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Lollipop0912

    Lollipop0912 Valued Member Member

    Do you have a background? The algae is from being near the window. However, adding a background may reduce the light which would help. For how may hours per day is your light on?
     
  3. OP
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    alex11

    alex11 New Member Member

    There's a black background. The light is on for about 8 hours with 1 hour ramp up and ramp down. I think the solution is probably a very heavy tint on the window.