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Old 09-16-2016, 03:04 PM   #1
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Should I switch my filter

Hello everyone I am in the process of cycling a 20 gallon high and the only place it fits is right by the window. I put up a backing but as you can see in the pic it is still getting way too much light on the left. I read that filters with a skimmer and UV sterilization help with algae growth. Is this true and should I invest in one due to my lighting issue? No readings yet as far as water parameters are concerned. It has only been 3 days. I used tetra safe start plus and added some good BB from my other tank. I modified the HOB whisper 20 so that the bio bags filled with carbon were switched to bio rings since they support a large surface area and hold BB. I just dumped the carbon out of the bag and filled It with small Fluval rings.
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IMO having a tank next to the window has no affect on Algae from sunlight, as algae issues are usually to do with over feeding or too much fish waste and high Phos levels, as for a UV it my help to a degree with water clarity.
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Should I switch my filter

I'm assuming you double posted here where on your other post your say wow 30 members View and no response.
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I'd leave it as is. If algae does grow on the left side or there is more than you prefer, then cover the left side of the tank with something to block or reduce the light from entering.


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