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Algae in my tank

Discussion in 'Algae' started by jlennon, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. jlennon

    jlennon New Member

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    I have a brown algae that has shown up in my tanks. I do not have co2 going on any tank as of right now I do however add a dose of flourish to my planted tanks @w/c. I have a 75, 10, and a 7 gallon planted tank that has this same issue. I believe it came from a lfs.
    I have cut the light cycle down a 1/2 hour on the 75 and 10gallon.
    The 75 has HE 67000k 28w that was on for 8 hours.
    The 10 has a 60w that was on for 8 hours. The distance of the light has also been moved to a foot from the top of the tank.
    The 7 gallon has a led light that is on about 8-9 hours.
    Non of the tanks are near a window and there is a weekly 25% w/c.
    Any input is great and I would like to stay away from chemicals.
     

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  2. sushant

    sushant Aspiring Aquascaper

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    jlennon, how long have been the tanks in existance. these issue are generally found in uncycled tank and can be easily controlled by regular water changes.
     
  3. lalmeida

    lalmeida New Member

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    Hi,

    I can't see any algae! Only some old leaves which you must remove...

    Regards,

    LMA
     
  4. jlennon

    jlennon New Member

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    The tanks have been up for some time but I moved and had to change water sources. I am just thinking now it's diatoms and they will be running there course.
    Hopefully gone soon but I am going to up my w/c and reduce my light cycle. We will see.
     
  5. bradster85

    bradster85 New Member

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    Are a few old leaves really going to harm anything
     

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