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Old 09-04-2021, 11:56 AM   #1
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Hi I am having a problem with thread algae. I have done everything possible to at least get it under control. Now my thinking is the light. It is an LED that is 10 years old. If I do the math 9H/d x 365dx10y equal 32850 hours. Yes I clean the lens when I do water changes cover too. I have a newer LED that is brighter than the old one even when it was new. I haven't had any problem with hair algae until 2 years ago. What do you think?

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It is an imbalance some how. Sometimes the age of the tank could be in play. Did you used to dose any ferts? How often do water changes before 2 years ago and now?

Did you change the quantity of fish?

What type of plants do you have?

Also I am dealing with algae issues and recently read about dosing Seachem Flourish Excel which is a CO2 alternative.

Check out if you think it could help you.

also was watching a good discussion about algae
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How to Get Rid of Aquarium Algae​ | Causes, Different Types, & Algae Eaters

I will PM you the link.

Other lights tend to lose some intensity of spectrums and allows others to be more intense. So maybe possible with LEDs.
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