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Old 04-13-2004, 06:51 PM   #1
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Green algae explosion while treating for ICH

I had recently upgraded the lighting in my 5.5g from 1-10watt 6500k CF to 2 lights. This rid me off the brown algae and everything was going great until I introduced ICH either with a plant that I bought or some live brine shrimp I fed (Really have no idea). Right now I am about done with my first week of 86 degree heat and a little salt and my tank has exploded with green algae. The walls, the sand, if I looked hard enough I bet I would find it starting on my fish!!! Just wondering if this is to be expected with the high heat or could it be something else? Thanks a lot!

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It's due to the extra lights
Green algae has chloroplast, which uses light as energy.

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