Algae

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Hi. Over the last few weeks I've noticed my tank water has had a green tint. I'm pretty sure it algae because you can see it on the sides where the snail eats it and some is on the rocks. I clean my tank every other week and the next day it's hot that tint again. Is there a way to stop or get rid of it? Should I try to completely get rid of it? My tank don't sit in direct light and the temp is about 77 degrees. I have 4 guppies and a snail.

 

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How big is your tank? What kind of light are you running and for how many hours?


 

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My tank is only 10 gallon and I use the light that came with it so I'm not real sure what it is. It runs about 8 hrs. From reading the link I think I'm running it to long. I might keep it off for a few days and do the small water changes

 

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Yeah those little starter hood lights build it up quick, imo
and 8 hours is a lot for that sized tank.
 

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8 hours is ok if you have a heavily planted tank but otherwise, you're just opening the door for an algae invasion.


 

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