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Kamdavid 03-26-2020 01:37 PM

Introducing the tank/myself/ general questions
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This is my first post regarding my new(ish) tank. Iíve included three pictures.

Itís a planted freshwater aquarium, Iím using fluval stratum under the gravel for the plants. Itís been running for a month now , and all of a sudden , if you can see , EVERYTHING is covered in algae! I do my water changes , etc, but the algae is going out of control. I have a Pleco is there somewhere but heís not doing his job. Heís fired!

The plants - 1 Anubis , bunch of hornwort(which is growing like crazy let me tell you) and the other two...maybe onion bulbs? Which keep flowering ?

On to the fish ..... three mollies , 1 male two females. How come he is not trying to breed with them , at all? I want fry! I had one other male but he died. I did see him try to breed...

Any suggestions ? Itís appreciated.

Kamdavid 03-26-2020 05:34 PM


Did a 35 percent water change right now , and scrubbed down all the glass . Looks sparkling clean, let’s see how long it lasts. But still look forward to hearing any Th ing about the plants or algae or fish. Thanks!

fearlessfisch 03-27-2020 10:03 AM

Try cutting down the number of hours you have the light on. Might also want to experiment with the brightness of the lights.

For what it's worth, I have had dramatically less green algae since I started planting my tanks heavily and dosing Flourish Excel.

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