My 50G peacock cichlid tank is currently suffering an algae outbreak and I'm looking for a remedy that doesn't require chemicals (unless absolutely necessary). I've cut back on my lights to around 6 hours/day since cichlids do not require a lot of light and I have no plants in the tank but algae will adjust to any lighting setup so it's not a long-term fix.
There are currently 2 BN plecos in the tank and 6 peacock cichlids as well as 3 yellow labs.
Ammonia: 0 ppm
Water Change: 1x weekly, 20%
In addition to light, algae needs a food source. Your nitrates aren't that high so maybe there's a phosphate issue? API has a product that adsorbs phosphates.
6 hours of light is still substantial. You may need a blackout of several days to starve the algae of light.
|All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:05 PM.|
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2