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Old 07-11-2012, 11:43 PM   #1
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Black algea??

I have a problem with black algae and also now since adding co2 I am getting an almost slimy green algae on my plants.

I am running I have the 48" aquatic life T5 HO light fixture with lunar LEDs. Timer controls, 420/460, 10,000k(whatever. That means) I am running 1 bulb natural white T5 HO 6000k freshwater lamp. And 1 bulb roseate T5 HO 650nm. The 2 bulbs run at the same time. I just bought the new bulbs 4 months ago. I don't run the 2nd set of bulbs. But I do run the moonlight just because I like it. Would you add more light or keep it at the same. I leave the lights on 12 hours a day.

Also recently the sun has started to come out. Could this be a contributing factor?

I have a co2 and all the black/green algae is pearling.

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I'm thinking it's too much light. I'm going to turn my lights down to 8 hours a day and see what happens. I'm contemplating removing the wood that is attacked most. And starting over. What do you think??
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