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  1. TheCoolFish

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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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    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.
     

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


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    No lights with or without a sheet


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

    Algae is annoying! Good luck!
     
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    Will it be safe to leave it unattended because i will be out of my house for a week


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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    Ok thank you I look forward to getting back


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    I do that often...lol
     

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    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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