07-02-2009, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by steveh
12 Hours a day is a little high as well. I'd try lowering it to 8 and see if the algae clears up. Also, do you have any plants in the tank? If not, you might consider some, as they will compete with the Algae for "food".
Also also, 10 gallons is not enough for the fish you have. The pleco will get up to 2 feet long by itself (too much for even a 50 gallon!).
Hope this helps!
I will try that with the lights. I thought about getting real plants in there before but i keep hearing how hard it is to keep them alive. and as far as the pleco i got him as a tiny baby and he really isn't that big yet, but when he is i will be getting a 70 gallon tank.