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Lighting advise - green algae

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Hi I'm after advice I have a 3ft aqua one tank and I'm running a maxspectoe Razer 180 led light only im getting very bad green algua any ideas plz

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Reply #1

Hi @Oatesy welcome to ReefBase

I've split this into a new topic so it gets more eyes on it.

There are a couple of things you can do with the lights, that's dropping the intensity and cutting down the duration, but TBH the first thing you need to do is check your params. Particularly the nitrate and phosphate level. 

Also have you got any clean up crew?

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Reply #2

Lights are one factor to problem algae.
Can you tell use more about your system?
Test results, nutrient control method, stock in the tank etc


Tim

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