09-01-2008, 09:01 PM
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how many hours a day do you keep your light on?
how high is the temperature in the tank?
do you have live plants?
i would cut the time back the light is on ( that is if you DO NOT have live plants ) if your doing 10 hours a day of light, thats wayy to much, i would suggest 6, at most 8 (were talking without live plants)
if your temp. is somewhat high (78-82F), i would drop it to about 75 degrees. if your fish tank recieves any amount of sunlight (near a window, glass door . . . ) your looking to grow algae, either safely move the tank to a non-sunny part of the room or shade out that window.
I personally wouldnt buy a problem, to fix a problem. in other words, i wouldnt go out and buy more fish and expect miracles, even a pleco wouldnt be doing much for algae control..your best bet would be trying whats above and investing in a mag-float for scraping the glass.. i would recommend not using algae-cides and algae killing concoctions ESPECIALLY if you have live plants because it will turn them to nothing overnight.
don't expect instant results either, reducing light, is by far prob. your best bet but this will take some time to slowly make the algae die off[/b]