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Old 03-31-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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Green algae on lr help

I'm starting to get this green algae on my lr I'm testing and everything is good A-0,ph-8.4,no3-0,no2-0, ca-500,alk10. I have a 75 gl up and running for 1yr and a half , 216 w t5. No cuc , i do admit my light has been staying on longer due to the fact I'm working later . I'm upgrading the light soon the one I have now only has one cord so I can't really put a timer to it. Any suggestions on how to get to of this problem ?
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:37 PM   #3
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I had that on my rock too. I added a emerald crab and some hermits and they took care of it. The emerald crab I watched as he ate it. The hermits im not sure if they did but the rock is clean now.
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Regardless of how many plugs a light has, you can still get a timer for it. Pretty inexpensive at a hardware store.

How long are you keeping your lights on? What's your feeding schedule like (amount per feeding and # of feedings)?
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Feeding and light were huge factors of my hair algae.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:38 PM   #6
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Regardless of how many plugs a light has, you can still get a timer for it. Pretty inexpensive at a hardware store.

How long are you keeping your lights on? What's your feeding schedule like (amount per feeding and # of feedings)?
My lights are on for about 8 hrs , sometimes they go a little bit longer . As for my light I have 2 switches therefore if I add a timer both daytime and actinic bulb need to be on at the same time . I feed every other day
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I had that on my rock too. I added a emerald crab and some hermits and they took care of it. The emerald crab I watched as he ate it. The hermits im not sure if they did but the rock is clean now.
I did go to my lfs's and non had an emerald available till Thursday. So I will bs getting a decent cuc then .
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