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Old 07-20-2014
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Originally Posted by Cichlid Lips View Post
I'd say your phosphates are high, so I would start with some sort of product to help with that.

UV is also a consideration that will help with more than just the algae, but recommend it being on a timer and not run full time.

Pictures would be helpful as well.

Is this a fairly new setup?

What type of substrate are you using? I see a lot of people using all types of sand and some of them are very high in silica which can also cause issues.

You can also cut back on your lighting to break the so called cycle, might help.
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