06-27-2011, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by sik80
in which case I'm stumped...
I've had similar algae myself and got rid of it by reducing the lighting schedule and adding ferts - you're down to 7 hrs though, which is low anyway. Even when i did this it took weeks to get rid of the algae, so it might be a case of patience being required.
Another option might be amano shrimp but mine have gotten very fond of eating soft leaved plants as they've got bigger and making a total mess of the tank in the process. I'm gonna have to rehouse them in my fry tank as soon as the fry have grown up. They do a great job of algae eating though
Final though is do your bulbs need replacing? - think they should be changed once a year. Mine are due a change about now.
Might google,," James algae guide" for some insight on various forms of algae and possible causes.
helped me when I set my planted tank. I found it interesting anyway.