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Hello!
Happy to be here! I'm a new 20 gal high aquarium owner! I run a daycare and the kids are loving the fish! I have a really bad problem with Algae right now and could use some help to clear it up. I have an algae eater but the little guy just can't keep up. The local fish store recommended a UV light to kill the algae so I ordered one. When I got it the instructions say to now put in the main display area it would kill the fish too! I'm confused as to where a safe place would be to put it on the tank?? Any suggestions?

Thank you!
 

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I know nothing of the UV light.....I think your lfs sold you extra equipment....:( How long are your lights on every day and do you use ferts?
 

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Tudorwoman said:
Hello!
Happy to be here! I'm a new 20 gal high aquarium owner! I run a daycare and the kids are loving the fish! I have a really bad problem with Algae right now and could use some help to clear it up. I have an algae eater but the little guy just can't keep up. The local fish store recommended a UV light to kill the algae so I ordered one. When I got it the instructions say to now put in the main display area it would kill the fish too! I'm confused as to where a safe place would be to put it on the tank?? Any suggestions?

Thank you!
Welcome! Live plants are some of the best ways to kill algae.
 

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What type of uv filter is it. Brand name? Most uvs are internal filters that have a small pump on them. They are placed inside the tank and water runs through them passed the light and back into the tank. Yes they do kill algae.
 

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