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14 Oct 2018 15:34 #1 by robert (robert carter)
I was just wondering are t5s or leds better for reducing the algae in an aquarium . I have a couple of tanks that are hardscaped and have artifisal plants in them , i have both lighting systems and wonder which is better to reduce the amount the amount of algae. With no real plants i dont need a high level of lighting . I realise the leds will only use about one third of the power of the t5s . Thanks Robert

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14 Oct 2018 21:39 #2 by dougS007 (Douglas Silva)
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Hi Robert, in my opinion, you need to have some alive plants there to help to complete the correct cycle, otherwise reducing the timethe lights are on would help to reduce the algae but it always would be a problem for you... Getting some fish that eats the algae would help too. But I would start with some alive plant!

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15 Oct 2018 07:53 #3 by robert (robert carter)
Replied by robert (robert carter) on topic Lighting
Hi thank you for your reply , unfortionatly live plants arnt an option as that the two tanks envolved have fish that would distroy live plants , a 8inch flowerhorn in one and the other has large fancy goldfish ,orandas and redcaps who would also distroy any live plants .

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