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Old 12-18-2011, 05:38 PM   #1
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What type of lighting do macro algae prefer most?

I'm in the midst of having an algae takeover in my tank. Apparently i dont have any fish nor coral in my tank other than snails,rocks,pods, and macro algaes. My usual lighting hours is 10 hours daily, but I dont know which light will I'll be using for macro algaes. Is it the ACTINIC or the DAYLIGHT? and how long should i need to keep the lights on?
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the algae is getting more from the daylight.
what are you saying? do you want an algae display tank?
do you want a solution to the algae problem?
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I want to stop the green algae film, but to a point not to kill my fire fern algae. is it possible?
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Algae prefer light from the red end of the spectrum. That means both macro and microalgae! Nitrates and phosphates also play a role in growth and production.
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I want to stop the green algae film, but to a point not to kill my fire fern algae. is it possible?
probably not.
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aw, oh well guess ill be needing a algae grazing fish then. Thanks anyway guys.
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