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5g Adventure

Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by xigtc, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. xigtc

    xigtc Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I've had it. Nothing I've tried has cut back on the algae. The entire tank is covered... I don't have time to keep messing with this tank. All was fine until I trimmed the plants. I've yet to add inhabitants because I keep adjusting the co2 to try and combat the algae. I'm at a loss and ready to give up sadly. Between working 6-7 days a week and family activities this isn't relaxing any more..
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  2. hektek.hn

    hektek.hn New Member

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    when I have algae issues I always start with the lights,
    try cutting them down a couple of hours, me personally I would try to start with 4 to 5 hours light period till things settle down.


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  3. xigtc

    xigtc Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I've already tried this... originally they were on twice a day 3 hours at a time. Now they're on twice a day for a total of 4 hours.


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  4. hektek.hn

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    I think you should try to simplify your routine. i suggest just have on for 4 hours continuously total daily with no siesta. Also are you sure your co2 levels are correct before the lights come on?


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  5. xigtc

    xigtc Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I'm willing to give it a try. I'm pretty sure on the co2. At lights on the bubble checker is in between green and yellow. But can you clarify what the correct level might be?


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    greenish yellow is just about right, that is a optimal level. Another question, does it get greenish yellow before lights turn on or through out the day it gradually gets there?


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  7. keithgh

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    xigtc

    Hi Tech tanks can be a problem when its all new to you. Every thing must be running to perfection and working together if one of the major is not running correctly it can upset every thing else.

    You have the very hard task of possibly fixing all your components.
    If you do have not worked it out in a few weeks time turn every thing off give every thing a very good cleaning and start all over again using all the helpful information you have been given.

    The final step would be run a low tech tank and learn as much as you can in the next year of so.

    Keith :cat::cat:
     

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