Reducing Algae By Altering Light

  1. barandemir09

    barandemir09 Valued Member Member

    Which is the best way to get rid of algae, to reduce the photoperiod or to reduce the intensity of the light?
     
  2. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    Definitely reducing the amount of light each day.
    You can also maintain the algae with Plecos, or manual scrubbing.
     
  3. J

    Jocelyn Adelman Fishlore VIP Member

    Depends on what your plants need... I would normally say reducing as well, but if the lighting is strong for the plants needs, raising it up a bit can be just as good....

    To give a better answer we need more info...
    What lighting do you have? What is your current photoperiod? What size tank? What plants do you have? What algae issue is going on? What ferts are you dosing?