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Old 03-19-2014, 07:19 PM   #1
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Tank near window?

I am going to set up a 75 gallon planted aquarium and the only possible place to put it is in front of a large window. This window is not usually opened and the tank will be mostly planted. Will this be alright? Or will I have an algae outbreak?
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:01 PM   #2
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It most likely will. Water temperature could also become a problem if it gets direct sunlight. What fish do you have?
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None now. it will be a while before i get some fish or anything. Just wanted to make sure if it would be alright before i get things in it.
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Missed the part that the blinds are closed most the time. It should be fine actually.
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I had a 56 gallon near a window. My parents had it first and they coukd not keep it algae free without a uv sterilizer (green water not green on decor). When I got it I didnt use the uv and had live plants instead. No green water
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YMMV. I have a 75 in front of a window that is always closed but sunlight does make a way. No green water issues but you do have to stay on top of it. It's not planted so yours may actually benefit?
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Thank you all for the help! I hope the tank stays clear and algae free!
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If it's heavily planted, then I think you're good to go.They will compete with the algae

Hm, why not add some algae-eating fish then?
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Just to add, consideration should be given to what region your in as it may require multiple/larger heaters to accommodate for colder winter temps. Most windows are on outside walls and they can be very cold and drafty certain times of the year.

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