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Hey guys, I’m 100% new here and I need some help. Little breakdown of my aquarium:

125 gallon/2-Fluval 3.0 36”/Black Diamond BS substrate/20lb co2 tank with all co2 art pro items/ fluval fx6/ 650gph circ pump to help spread co2 across tank

6-Red belly piranha, a couple nerite snails

Okay so I’m having a huge issue with trying to figure out what perctages I should be running my fluval lights at. Right now I’m battling a lot of diatoms in my tank, I read online that higher light can make it better? I do have a drop checker and it is green. What should my lights be set at for my tank? And any suggestions on how to solve my diatom issue????

Plants I have: giant bungle val, tiger lotus, stem plants (not sure what, came in a lot of “Suprise” lol), Amazon swords, lots of crypts, pink flamingo, Crinum, broadleaf chain sword, Java moss, dwarf sag

So mostly low-med light plants. Any help or advice and help is very much appreciated!
 

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Your diatoms or "Brown Algae" is normal. Will go away by itself, or with a little help from the snail. You have mostly medium light plants. How high is your light setting?? I would set the peak at 70% with almost no blue.
 
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