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Lately, my 5 gallon tank has been flourishing with nice healthy plants and some guppy babies! However, cleaning algae off the glass everyday doesn’t help my love my tank as much as I should. How can you get rid of all that algae? It’s just everywhere!
 

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pics? Cut your lights down depending on what type of algae it is will usually help. Also adding more plants to outcompete the algae for nutrients in the water is also possibly an option.
 
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kallililly1973 said:
pics? Cut your lights down depending on what type of algae it is will usually help. Also adding more plants to outcompete the algae for nutrients in the water is also possibly an option.
Thanks for the help. The light is on 6-7 hours a day for the plants as I cut the time down from 8 already. I don’t understand.
 

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kallililly1973 said:
pics? Cut your lights down depending on what type of algae it is will usually help. Also adding more plants to outcompete the algae for nutrients in the water is also possibly an option.
Update: I just noticed that one of the female guppies now has visible Columnaris on the mouth and her scales. I’m thinking it’s possible stress from after she gave birth and introducing new fish. I got three new fish about three weeks ago and two died in 1-2 weeks! I’m going to order Furan 2 to treat it. Hopeful it doesn’t wipe out the tank!
 

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