Originally Posted by jetajockey
That's what I was saying, you are the best thing to hold the algae at bay. The first step would be to cut back on the light duration. Adding algae eaters would compliment this process really well.
I was thinking of slowing down the algae growth rather than upping the elbow work during maintenance periods.
Oh ok I understand. I thought you were thinking I was just trying to find something to do all the work for me. lol I dont cut back on the light because one my plants grow fast
and 2 I just really really like it on lol I am willing to scrub but only on water change days so I dont make a mess. Although my water changes can be a little delayed at times.
If you dont mind me asking on this thread as it is off tiopic, what do you think about not doing weekly water changes if your water i very clean? I dont mean like clear I mean like 0amm 0trites and 0trates? I dont hav emy own test kit yet but I had my water tested at my LFS
and that is what they came up with (he never said anything like "is your tank cycled" lol). I have alot of plants so I know that is the reason plus a low bioload atm. Thoughts? I ususally just do water changes when the water looks cloudy (not from ammonia but probably their messy food) or the water evaporates below the tanks rim.