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Old 01-14-2014, 09:14 PM   #1
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Which light/spectrum for algae prevention?

Is there a particular light, and/or spectrum of light you guys can recommend to inhibit algae growth? I'm running two non-planted freshwater tanks (both 12 gallons), with 6400K CFL lights.

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Old 01-14-2014, 09:19 PM   #2
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On a fish-only tank, just turn the light on when you want to see the fish. That's the best way to prevent algae. Unless you have the tank in a closet or dark basement, the ambient light will be plenty.
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