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Old 06-23-2010, 07:53 AM
 
Location: NE CT
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Definetly, if not even more. My fish get natural light during the day and I only turn the light on for a couple of hours at night (or when I have company and I want them to see my nice set-up). I used to get so frustrated with the algae and trying to clean the ornaments and plants. It would get so bad I would just throw out the stuff and buy new stuff.

When I started getting the white floaty stuff, I almost gave up on my tank. I was ready to get rid of it. However, a little internet research showed me the error of my ways (lol) and I learned the right way to take care of a tank. Now if I could just get my big ugly catfish to stop being a bully, I think I would have fish utopia.
Ahhh Haaa this must be one big part of the problem. I will cut that light back big time...Thanks for taking the time and making the effort to share your insights here because I almost gave up also...
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Old 06-28-2010, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Glen Burnie, Maryland
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Ahhh Haaa this must be one big part of the problem. I will cut that light back big time...Thanks for taking the time and making the effort to share your insights here because I almost gave up also...
I hope everything works out. I really hated cutting down on the light because you really can't see the fish or deco. However, not having to constantly scrape algae off the sides and still having brightly colored accessories is a big bonus. Good luck!
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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try adding a small pleco. We did, and the algae never appeared again!
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