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Old 22-10-2003, 09:02 AM
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I need to solve the mystery. I had problems with my tank with algae and my
friend never had any algae at all. Here is some info about my tank. My tank
is about 65G planted tank. 144W (2 home depot T12 plant bulbs and 2 T8
regular bulbs). I had problems with hair and red algae. I tried everything
by decreasing time of light, (4-10 hours a day) or using only 72W instead of
144W, fed once a day, changing 20% water weekly, cleaning tank, etc. After I
added CO2 no more algae just a little of spot algae on the glass which is OK
to me. Anyway is there a way to prevent spot algae from growing? Now about
my friends fish tank. 30G fish tank, some plants and 40W of light. Water
change hmmm never, maintenance, again never, he doesn't know anything
about cycle or doesn't give a sh*t about it. His plants used to pearl and he
never ever saw algae in his tank. WHY? Can it be because of 40W? I was
fighting with my algae for the past 6 month and almost gave up but now I'm
very happy that everything worked out great. It is still a mystery to me
about his tank. Sometimes I'm just wondering what if I would know nothing
about fish tank and didn't do any maintenance and just maybe I wouldn't have
any algae in my tank too



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Old 22-10-2003, 09:32 PM
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My guess would be that your 65 is taller36wX18dX24h, and his 30 30wX15dX18h,
is shallower... thus the light may be penetrating deeper, and on the bottom
the plants aren't getting 'quality' light???

I've got a 10g that looks better than my pressurized co2 29g, and the 10g
has algae, but probably because some plants are covering the top of the
water and the lights aren't getting to the bottom...

again, this is only a guess...


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I need to solve the mystery. I had problems with my tank with algae and my
friend never had any algae at all. Here is some info about my tank. My

tank
is about 65G planted tank. 144W (2 home depot T12 plant bulbs and 2 T8
regular bulbs). I had problems with hair and red algae. I tried everything
by decreasing time of light, (4-10 hours a day) or using only 72W instead

of
144W, fed once a day, changing 20% water weekly, cleaning tank, etc. After

I
added CO2 no more algae just a little of spot algae on the glass which is

OK
to me. Anyway is there a way to prevent spot algae from growing? Now about
my friends fish tank. 30G fish tank, some plants and 40W of light. Water
change hmmm never, maintenance, again never, he doesn't know anything
about cycle or doesn't give a sh*t about it. His plants used to pearl and

he
never ever saw algae in his tank. WHY? Can it be because of 40W? I was
fighting with my algae for the past 6 month and almost gave up but now I'm
very happy that everything worked out great. It is still a mystery to me
about his tank. Sometimes I'm just wondering what if I would know nothing
about fish tank and didn't do any maintenance and just maybe I wouldn't

have
any algae in my tank too




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Old 22-10-2003, 11:48 PM
Alex R
 
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I think that it's simply because your friend's tank has much less light per
gallon than you do. My guess is that you haven't run your tank with 72 W
long enough to notice any difference. In my high-light tank, I mainly get
spot algae when I add a lot of NO3 ( 10 ppm). But the spot algae is a
better alternative to the other glass algae I get at lower NO3 levels
because it grows slower.
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"-=Almazick=-" wrote in message
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I need to solve the mystery. I had problems with my tank with algae and my
friend never had any algae at all. Here is some info about my tank. My

tank
is about 65G planted tank. 144W (2 home depot T12 plant bulbs and 2 T8
regular bulbs). I had problems with hair and red algae. I tried everything
by decreasing time of light, (4-10 hours a day) or using only 72W instead

of
144W, fed once a day, changing 20% water weekly, cleaning tank, etc. After

I
added CO2 no more algae just a little of spot algae on the glass which is

OK
to me. Anyway is there a way to prevent spot algae from growing? Now about
my friends fish tank. 30G fish tank, some plants and 40W of light. Water
change hmmm never, maintenance, again never, he doesn't know anything
about cycle or doesn't give a sh*t about it. His plants used to pearl and

he
never ever saw algae in his tank. WHY? Can it be because of 40W? I was
fighting with my algae for the past 6 month and almost gave up but now I'm
very happy that everything worked out great. It is still a mystery to me
about his tank. Sometimes I'm just wondering what if I would know nothing
about fish tank and didn't do any maintenance and just maybe I wouldn't

have
any algae in my tank too



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Old 23-10-2003, 04:03 AM
Robert Flory
 
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For what it is worth, I've had less trouble with my 29 gallon than than with
the 50 and 55. Even less trouble with a 10 gallon. All have/had plants and
CO2

Bob
"-=Almazick=-" wrote in message
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I need to solve the mystery. I had problems with my tank with algae and my
friend never had any algae at all. Here is some info about my tank. My

tank
is about 65G planted tank. 144W (2 home depot T12 plant bulbs and 2 T8
regular bulbs). I had problems with hair and red algae. I tried everything
by decreasing time of light, (4-10 hours a day) or using only 72W instead

of
144W, fed once a day, changing 20% water weekly, cleaning tank, etc. After

I
added CO2 no more algae just a little of spot algae on the glass which is

OK
to me. Anyway is there a way to prevent spot algae from growing? Now about
my friends fish tank. 30G fish tank, some plants and 40W of light. Water
change hmmm never, maintenance, again never, he doesn't know anything
about cycle or doesn't give a sh*t about it. His plants used to pearl and

he
never ever saw algae in his tank. WHY? Can it be because of 40W? I was
fighting with my algae for the past 6 month and almost gave up but now I'm
very happy that everything worked out great. It is still a mystery to me
about his tank. Sometimes I'm just wondering what if I would know nothing
about fish tank and didn't do any maintenance and just maybe I wouldn't

have
any algae in my tank too






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