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Old 05-26-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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Does algae change your water quality

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Old 05-26-2013, 12:57 PM   #2
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Yes it does it might make it look a little cloudy its happened to my aquarium before.
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Ok thanks.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:13 PM   #4
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Algae does not harm your fish. But the presence of algae usually means high levels of contaminates In the water that can harm fish. Do you test your water regularly?
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No but I do change my water very often and it's green algae not other kinds and I'm guessing my water is ok because my german blue ram is ok in my water conditions.
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There are many reasons for algae in tanks. Often it is from running too high a lighting for too long. When algae is present you should only run your lights a max of 6 hours daily. Also is the tank planted? What are your nitrate levels? What type lighting do you have and how many hours a day do you run it. Algae is a sign there is an imbalance in your tank.
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