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  1. Black algae on my plants that can be rubbed off. What is it?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    My son started an aquarium this summer and is now off to college. So I now have a few questions. Byron was so helpful to us this summer. Are you there Byron? This is a 75 gallon aquarium (4'x1.5') with sump below - lights (1) T5 6500k 35W had 2 but noticed one is burnt out. Have not...
  2. Are LED lights good to use for plants?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I have a planted 55 gallon community tank and use two 24 inch light fixtures with T8 bulbs with a color temperature rating of 5,700K. I want to switch to a new lighting and I'm thinking of shoveling the money out for some LED light fixtures, but I'm not sure if the LED lights give off enough...