Will Led Lighting Increase Or Decrease Algae?

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I'm considering buying an LED light for my 72 gallon bow front tank. Right now, with the standard fluorescent light, algae quickly grows on the glass top and artificial plants. Will an LED lighting system increase or help decrease the algae growth?

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Hi there,
Usually, LED lights promote the growth of plants and will restrict the growth of algae. What kind of LED light are you planning to buy?
 

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LEDs can cause algae just as easily as fluorescents. It's all about light temp, time, and strength of the light.
 
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Hi there,
Usually, LED lights promote the growth of plants and will restrict the growth of algae. What kind of LED light are you planning to buy?
Was looking at the Aqueon Optibright Plus. Mostly because I like the simulated sunrise and sunset option.

LEDs can cause algae just as easily as fluorescents. It's all about light temp, time, and strength of the light.
Pretty much what I expected. Thanks!
 

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It is not the light (LED vs Flourescent): it is your balance. For plant growth you need Light, CO2, and fertilizer. Too much light = algae. So let your light be the limiting factor.
 
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