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Old 01-06-2013, 08:59 AM   #1
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Green tank

My new 300L tank is about 4 weeks old and the glass and back is going green, anything I can do to
Stop this?

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Unfortunately, algae is generally a fact of life in all tanks, and requires regular cleaning. The easiest way I have found to clean glass is to use a high quality magnetic glass scraper. I really like the Algae Free magnet cleaners:
Algae Free Algae Magnets

They are more than the cheapo plastic ones you can get at any LFS, but they are worth it. The cleaning pads are far more effective and the magnets are far more powerful.

You can help reduce and control algae, but it is nearly impossible to eliminate it, and glass will require regular cleaning. For reduction, we can talk about a few things:

Are you using RODI Water?

What are your water parameters in terms of NO3, PO4?

What kind of lighting do you have, and how long per day do you light the tank?

How much do you feed, and what is your stock? Also, what do you feed?

Does the tank get any natural sunlight?
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green tank, tan

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