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Old 02-23-2013, 11:13 AM   #1
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Fake plants and gravel turn yellow!!

I have a 30 gal tank with 4 yellow labs and my white gravel and fake plants are turning yellow. Is there something wrong with my tank?
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I have a 30 gal tank with 4 yellow labs and my white gravel and fake plants are turning yellow. Is there something wrong with my tank?
Could be start of a brown algae growth. Wht is your lighting schedule?
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I turn it on at about 7 am and leave it on till 9 ish pm
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I turn it on at about 7 am and leave it on till 9 ish pm
You may need to cut down on the length of time you leave your lights on. Are you at home this whole time?
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No not the whole time
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Definitely turn that light off. Just turn it on when you want to see them. Unless they're in a dark basement with no windows, there's absolutely no need to have the lights on except to see them.

That said, you should consider a bigger tank for those fish. A 40 breeder is even small for them, most people will argue that they need a 4' tank.
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