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Old 01-09-2017, 03:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks. Small tank is on 12 hours. I'm going to turn it off and let the plants fend for themselves until I get the Cyano under control there. The big tank has the 24/7 cycling and the t5 ten hours. CO2 is on 10 hours per day as well. I'll try to get an fts tonight but if not it will be Wednesday.
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Regardless weather you agree id reduce photo period

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Okay. Thank you. I will need to post a fts on Wednesday. The ten gallon light is one 12 hours per day. The 120 has the 24/7 cycling and the t5 is on 10 hours per day.
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Besides turning the lights off, some folks recommend covering the tank for a complete black out for several days. I think Tom Barr does. I am not suggesting it, just quoting what others recommend.

Fortunately, the algae outbreak in my new tank cleared up before I had to take drastic measures...

You will lick it, hang in there.
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I have no problem changing how long the lights are on. Here are some fts pictures. One is with both lights on and one with just the 24/7 on.
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Any other advice?
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Its been a week. What have you changed/done? Any improvement?

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I have cut the T5 and CO2 to four hours per day on the big tank. Did a 25% water change. There is some improvement but it is still there. I also thinned out the pants and cleaned off as much of the gunk as I could. Not growing as fast but still there. The small tank has not had light in a week and looks pretty good. The Rotala look great and the anubias still have some remnants but not bad.
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