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Old 04-23-2013, 01:42 AM   #1
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Not a pressing issue but...

Noticed a lot of algae build up on my tank. Aside from manually cleaning the glass weekly as I change water any ideas on how to minimize? I could search the Internet for ideas but why not go to the best source.... Hobbyist
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:46 AM   #2
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Less time with lights on
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Less light and maybe put in a snail or sucker fish ? You could even put in a couple mollies or guppies
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:28 AM   #4
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Reduce the light to 6 hours a day for a couple weeks, then slowly build up to 8. If that doesn't work and the tank is big enough, get a nerite snail or two.
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Noticed a lot of algae build up on my tank. Aside from manually cleaning the glass weekly as I change water any ideas on how to minimize? I could search the Internet for ideas but why not go to the best source.... Hobbyist
How often are your lights on?

Is your aquarium situated in direct sunlight? If so, how many sides are exposed?

Do you have algae eating fish?
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