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?
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  2. FishFish221

    FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

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