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Old 01-16-2012, 02:40 AM   #11
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A black out will work. Even throwing a towel over the tank. I've used some of those algae gone stuff from API and nothing really works. Water changes, some scrubbing and sometimes a blackout. Let me know how you make out.
Ok kool I'll try it
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:50 AM   #12
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Brown algae? You sure it's not diatom?

Doesn't look horrible. I was expecting worse lol.
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:55 AM   #13
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Brown algae? You sure it's not diatom?

Doesn't look horrible. I was expecting worse lol.
I have no clue lol. And I guess it isn't that bad but I don't like the way it smothers my plants, and it's just plain ugly, it's on literally everything lol
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:21 AM   #14
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I have no clue lol. And I guess it isn't that bad but I don't like the way it smothers my plants, and it's just plain ugly, it's on literally everything lol
Yeah when I had diatoms it was everywhere! It got worse then died off.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:24 AM   #15
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So fw tank fixtures light need to be replaced after a while?
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Not the fixture itself but the bulb does.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:33 AM   #17
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So fw tank fixtures light need to be replaced after a while?
From what the petland lady said, yea. She didn't say how often tho.
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Oops didn't notice the wording, yea just the bulbs lol
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I read that you should change bulbs every 8-12 months... As for the algea Problem, how long do you leave your lights on for?
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I read that you should change bulbs every 8-12 months... As for the algea Problem, how long do you leave your lights on for?
It's been about 8 or 9 months for me so that's about right. And as for leaving the lights on, the last week or so I've been leaving them on for about 10-12 hours. I thought that was always the plan but I caught my dad leaving them on 24/7!! :headbang:
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