Might need some help.

  1. TheCoolFish Member Member

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    I am having an algae bloom right now. I think I have it under control. I have turn off my overflow tank light completely off. I have reduced the hours of my main light to: 6hrs blue 4hrs white and 18hrs night LEDs. I also have two 3inch pelcos in there. I did all of this today. No plants yet but I will have plants soon. I was wondering if there is anything else I should do or something I shouldn't do. I'm hoping I won't have to do the black sheet method...


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  2. Phishphin Well Known Member Member

    A few days blackout won't hurt anything. I don't see any plants. But three plecos... what size is your tank? Even at the right size, you'll have to continue supplementing their diet.


    edit: sorry, I still haven't learned how to read yet. 2x 3" pleco. got it now.
     

  3. TheCoolFish Member Member

    I have no plants an 2 pelcos. I'm planing on selling one once it gets bigger


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  4. TheCoolFish Member Member

    No lights with or without a sheet


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  5. blusshed Well Known Member Member

    No lights at all for a few days should either fix it, or at least stop the bloom.

    Algae is annoying! Good luck!
     
  6. TheCoolFish Member Member

    Will it be safe to leave it unattended because i will be out of my house for a week


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  7. blusshed Well Known Member Member

    I would think so yes as long as you have a fresh w/c before you leave to ensure that the water parameters are where they should be :)

    And keep the light off while you're gone! :)

    Good luck!
     
  8. Marie1 Well Known Member Member

    Just leave the lights off until you have plants. The fish do fine with ambient light. The plecos will be fine with you being gone for a week. Just leave the light off, and it should be clear when you get back.
     
  9. TheCoolFish Member Member

    Ok thank you I look forward to getting back


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  10. mg13 Well Known Member Member

    I do that often...lol
     
  11. TheCoolFish Member Member

    Lol just got back the water is still not clear but it's a lot better I can see the back of the tank now :) so I'm going to turn on the lights for a few days to see what happens



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