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My name is Dale, my tanks is 2 month old, it has gone through the cycle. The problem I am having now is the the sand substrate surface is turning green and I don't know what to do. Help please.

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Hello Dale...

This is likely algae growing on the bottom material. Some algae is a good, natural water filter. Most fish like a little in their diet. Livebearing fish are especially fond of the stuff. If you feed the fish too much and don't change enough tank water and change it often enough, algae will quickly get out of control. If you work up to the point you change out at least half the water weekly, you'll remove the added nutrients the algae is using. Also, you can slowly reduce the amount you feed. Fish have a very small stomach, so if you feed a little every couple of days, that's enough. Feed foods low in phosphate and change out a lot of tank water every week. Add some floating plants like Pond weed or Water lettuce and the algae won't be such a problem.

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Just to let you know that I am using play sand as my substrate, hope this is not causing my problem

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