Algae Help

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Emergency90, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. Emergency90

    Emergency90New MemberMember

    Hi All,

    Curious about some algae control. Tank is about 2 months old at this point, here are the stats:
    29 gallon
    Ammonia 0, Nitrites 0, Nitrates <10
    82 Deg F
    pH 6.8
    CO2 running at 1 bubble per minute through a DIY setup
    LED lighting for about 12hrs per day (this is probably the issue...)

    I attached some pics of the various types of algae. Any help would be appreciate for getting this under control!

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  2. stella1979

    stella1979ModeratorModerator Member

    In my short experience with planted tanks, I'd say you should clean out, (meaning out of the tank), as much of the algae as you can and shorten your light schedule. Are you using ferts? As far as I know, plants cannot outcompete algae if they are not provided with the nutrients necessary for growth. I'm sorry, beyond that, I am too inexperienced to help. Maybe one of our plant gurus can be of more assistance. @ashenwelt
  3. PLECO657

    PLECO657Valued MemberMember

    What's your lighting schedule? The algae may be growing from too much light.
  4. Cory & the CatzValued MemberMember

    A few marimo moss balls might help with that, they take the nutrients the algae need to grow they come in little cups usually next the betta cups. Hopefully that helps, and i think you'd only need 10 hours of light for plants so maybe cutting that down a bit helps?

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