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questions regarding unusual algae growth

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants & Planted Tanks' started by LemonDiscus, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    Unusual Algae Growth

    Question:

    I have a line of algae about 2/3 of the way up from the bottom on the front glass of my tank. It is a straight line and I have cleaned the glass 2 times before and it has been like this for 2 weeks (including the other 2 cleanings).

    This is something my logic finds odd. What would cause the algae to grow like this?
     
  2. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    It goes the whole length of the tank, right ?
     
  3. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    Across the front, yes... the sides I dont always clean and the back I rarely clean so... they have normal growth.... plus the things in the tank I dont really clean either...

    So this is just on the front glass all the way across (6 foot).
     
  4. Anthony

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    I think it has something to do with the light reflecting off the substrate. My tank does that too. I get about 3" of algae growth on the front of my tank from the bottom.
     
  5. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    I could see that.... this is a new development though.... well, maybe not as I am running different lighting now than I was 2 weeks ago....
     
  6. Anthony

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    This is on the 125 right ? That you have like 1000 watts of lighting over. :)
     
  7. LemonDiscus

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    yes it is on the 125, but with only 2 bulbs running.