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Old 11-22-2011, 10:07 AM   #71
 
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The algae is a green to dark green, appearing as a thin film on the glass and leaves of the plants. I think it looks much like or is green spot algae.
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:16 AM   #72
 
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Ok thats good what your doing should work. Good luck.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:33 PM   #73
 
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Your description might suggest cyanobacteria, if it is a dark green film that is slimy and easily comes off with your fingers. Or common green algae. Whichever, I agree with reducing the light to 8 hours max. You have only a few plants, so more would be good. Stem plants are good as they are fast growing which means they use more nutrients faster and help keep algae at bay. Brazilian Pennywort does well with moderate light, and can also be used floating. Floating plants use even more nutrients.

If the algae keeps increasing, reduce the light further, by an hour.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:17 PM   #74
 
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Thanks for the replies! Today the algae growth seems to have calmed down, not nearly as much as yesterday, though decreasing another hour may be necessary as Byron suggested, gotta wait and see. I got some mystery snails to help combat the algae; hopefully I'll see my plants lush and healthy again soon.
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:07 PM   #75
 
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So far the algae has slowed down quite a lot, I haven't seen any visible aggressive growth. The snails have helped greatly I think. Still little to no growth in the plants, but I imagine it will take some time before everything fixes up.
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