Planted Tank Algae Question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by CPARKTX, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. CPARKTXValued MemberMember

    I have a two month old planted tank, water chemistry 0/0/0. I am started to see green patches on the inside of my tank (photo below, sorry it is difficult to photograph). Is this normal algae that I should anticipate needing to clean, or is there an issue I need to correct? Also would a a few oto's be suitable to help keep this under control?
  2. FishFish221

    FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    How long are you keeping the lights on?
  3. OP

    CPARKTXValued MemberMember

    The lights stay on about 8 - 9 hours per day, weekdays only
  4. FishFish221

    FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    You could try cutting down to 6 hours a day and see if the algae goes away after a while.
  5. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

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