05-10-2010, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by outpost
I have 50/50 PC lighting on my 10 gallon tank. It's 20 watts by the way. The tank has been running for 40 days and ever since day 4 the water has been super green/brown and cloudy. I have 2 fish danio and a redtail shark. My lights have been on a timer for about a week now. For 8 hours. My tank gets exposed to direct sunlight for 30 min a day. I feed my fish very sparingly. What do you think seems to be my problem?
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I'm still new to this, so take what I say with a grain of salt, but it seems it's been highly suggested to avoid direct sunilight specifically to prohibit algae growth.
If you can move the tank out of the sunlight, and just stick with the lighting you have set up for it, and see if it clears up.
You might have to do large pwc's to get the already established algae out, along with black outs, but I'm sure someone with a bit more experience will come along and give a little better advice than me to help you out in the best way.