Need help on getting rid of my algae

TheUneducatedFishKeeper

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So my tank has been doing pretty good recently especially with plant growth,however I seem to have a problem with algae so far I have green algae on the glass and what I believe to be black beard algae on the rocks and sand is their anyway I can get rid of my algae without harming any plants?
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Dunk2

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To reduce the algae growth, you’ll probably want to cut back the amount of time your lights are on. Maybe 4 - 6 hours per day?

Until then, just lightly wipe or brush (toothbrush) it off your plants.
 
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TheUneducatedFishKeeper

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Dunk2 said:
To reduce the algae growth, you’ll probably want to cut back the amount of time your lights are on. Maybe 4 - 6 hours per day?

Until then, just lightly wipe or brush (toothbrush) it off your plants.
Alright I’ll definitely try that should I also cut back on fertilizer I was using what was recommended for my tank however could that also be causing the algae?
 

Dunk2

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TheUneducatedFishKeeper said:
Alright I’ll definitely try that should I also cut back on fertilizer I was using what was recommended for my tank however could that also be causing the algae?
I‘d suggest changing one thing at a time. Try cutting back on the lights first.

Just out of curiosity, how long were you keeping your tank lights on?
 
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TheUneducatedFishKeeper

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Dunk2 said:
I‘d suggest changing one thing at a time. Try cutting back on the lights first.

Just out of curiosity, how long were you keeping your tank lights on?
I wanna say from 9am to 8pm but I just bought a timer I have it set to 9am to 4pm
 

Boostr

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Yeah, 11 hrs is way to long.
 
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