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Would adding a light in my sump above polyfiber help reduce algae in the main tank? I remove/replace this section of the sump as part of regular maintenance already.
The tank lights are LED hardware store lights and stay on for longer then normal periods of daylight I don't particularly wish to change light schedules because of our schedules. I'm sure there is nutrients in the water to help out as well... But my main goal isn't necessarily about that.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Algae

I would expect more light to equal more algae. Algae needs light and nutrients to survive. Why do you run tank lights during the day?


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I guess I can turn them off during the day but wife works earlier/gets off earlier I work later so the days extends the light cycle. Part of the whole hardware store lights I have to reach behind the tank to unplug them :whistle: and well...
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Put the lights on a timer. On from 6-10pm. Natural daylight will be fine for the tank the rest of the time.


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