Green Algae Vs Lighting

FenderMan

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Earlier this year, my 30+ year old aquarium sprung a leak, so I replaced it with Fluval Vista 23 gallon setup. The new aquarium has LED lighting, whereas the old aquarium had fluorescent. I’ve noticed that the new aquarium has a much greater tendency to develop green algae on the glass. I have to scrape the glass pretty much every night. I assume this must be due to the LED lighting. Very frustrating. What are my options here?
 

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FenderMan said:
Earlier this year, my 30+ year old aquarium sprung a leak, so I replaced it with Fluval Vista 23 gallon setup. The new aquarium has LED lighting, whereas the old aquarium had fluorescent. I’ve noticed that the new aquarium has a much greater tendency to develop green algae on the glass. I have to scrape the glass pretty much every night. I assume this must be due to the LED lighting. Very frustrating. What are my options here?
The better light will produce more algae. The best option I can think of is to plant the tank. More plants will help starve out the algae.
 

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