09-04-2011, 08:27 AM
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Algae on hood
So for the last two weeks, while doing water changes I have had to clean algae off the hood on my 55g. I do not have an algae problem on any surface the water touches constantly. All of the algae formation is right under the light part of the hood, not the part that opens for feeding and/or maintenance. The sides of the tank do how some particles of algae which seems normal. The one oto is usually cleaning the front glass when I leave for the morning and the Kenyi's can be seen scraping the glass, and rocks for algae throughout the day. I have read that this is normal and that algae is part of their diet. What could cause the gowth outside of the water? Next time it happens I will snap a pic of it to add to this posting.
My tank temp is 78 deg, with hard water that usually sits about 7.8 ph. All readings show normal. The lights are on during the natural daytime. They come on roughly 8am and go off when the sun goes down.