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    Maybe you need to reduce the light period? Are you putting more lumens onto the substrate also ?

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    Hi @Freddie

    I reduced lights to 6hours from 7 hours. I went from 2 10w led flood lights to the 2 t5's. I suspect I am putting down more lumens yes.

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    So light spectrum change and the extra light could mean that your existing plants all need to adapt - algae just adapts way faster.

    BTW some algae do better under some spectrum vs say plants - so that is something you should look into, what has changed, have I just made the perfect light unit for algae etc.

    So either add fast growing stems that might help to stabilize the tank or look further if you need all the light you have.

    It is hard to push growth - the higher you want that rate of growth the tighter the rope you need to walk.

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    Thanks for the advice @Freddie. I Baugh some new plants last weekend and some anube nana yesterday. Do you think I should wait and see what happens, give the tank some time to adapt?

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    The more plant mass the better - well that is my story ;-)

    Don't forget to post your update pics ;-)

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    Thanks for the help @Freddie will post some pics over the weekend. I have so much plants in this 2ft that if they start growing in its going to be a jungle. I reduced the lights to 6 hours. So now we wait an see what happens.

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