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What lighting changes will have a positive impact on the reduction of algae?

  • Reduce lighting period

    Votes: 119 32.1%
  • Reduce lighting intensity

    Votes: 45 12.1%
  • Reduce lighting period and intensity

    Votes: 83 22.4%
  • Program a "noon" burst of light (ie 3hrs 1.5wpg, 4hrs 3wpg, 3hrs 1.5wpg)

    Votes: 36 9.7%
  • Program a lights off "siesta" (ie lights on 5hrs, off for 5hrs, on for 5hrs)

    Votes: 33 8.9%
  • Change the spectrum/color temperature of lights

    Votes: 24 6.5%
  • I don't know: I never have algae! ;-)

    Votes: 31 8.4%
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i'm a newbie, 2 months with a npt 10g. slow, steady growth of fur/string algae over the last 3 weeks or so. i got some floating frogbit that's multiplying like crazy; light is 23w cfl clamp light probably 8" above the tank; 5 hours siesta, 5 hours each in the am and pm. plants are doing well, but the algae just doesn't go away:mad: after reading this, i think i'll shorten the lighting day.
 
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