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Old 08-23-2017, 09:29 PM   #1
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I just noticed this afternoon that I had algae in my filter. I rinsed off the plastic mat for the filter and changed my cartridge and now I have algae particles floating in the tank. I have two gallons of water on the counter waiting for for the chlorine to evaporate off ,so I can do a water change tomorrow. My tank is not close to a window,but I've been home daily this summer, so have been running a light about twelve hours a day. I'm back to work,so the light will be on about four hours a day.
Other than a water change what can I do about algae and is it dangerous to fish or just a nuisance?
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Just a nuisance you can by algae eaters to help take care of it and if they aren't eating enough u can buy some algae wafers
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Sounds like too much light. If you're only going to run the lights for 4 hours a day now, then you should notice the algae disappearing. I like algae, personally. People on here will tell you that it's the sign of a healthy tank. Just don't let it get out of control if that's not the look you're going for.
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Ok. The tank smells and looks and feels healthy so glad to hear that the algae doesn't make it unhealthy.
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