Jim Fox Posted April 4, 2022 Share Posted April 4, 2022 I have a 55 gallon freshwater planted aquarium. I have mostly tetras along with a couple of pleco bristlenose. I do a water change about every 10-14 days of around 20% and utilize a Fluval light and with sunrise from 7:45 to 10 AM, daylight at around 55% until 5PM with sunset going until 9PM. So, total light is over 12 hours but the higher light setting is for around 7 hours at 50% with gradual shoulders on either side. Over a period of a few weeks, I get green algae growing mostly on the back glass of the aquarium with smaller amounts on the sides and front. Light position is in middle of tank (front to back). Any suggestion on ways to reduce this algae growth? The plants appear to be doing OK and I dose with Easy Green every 10 days with 5 pumps. I also have Nitrile snails. I have thought about using some of the chemical algae controls like Tetra's Algae Control but am concerned about using it with my plants, fish, and snails. The label says it is safe but I would like thoughts from others. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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