04-28-2013, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Fishnerd101
Update: I cut back the photo period to 6 hours and got more floating plants, and the algae seems to be going away. With the reduced feeding, my mollies have been eating alot of it on the driftwood, but total eradication is still awhile away.
Sounding good. Once the balance between light and nutrients is achieved, brush algae will not increase.
Don't expect what is already there to disappear, it won't on its own. The goal is to not have it increasing. Algae is natural in any fish tank; it is impossible to have a healthy aquarium without algae. But when we have live plants, we aim to keep algae under control, then we're fine.