Tons of algae forming all over, HELP!

  • A few spots of algae appeared. I thought nothing of it. Then, it bloomed, and is now all over the rocks. It isn't 3D, but it is dark, and unappealing, if you look from the top. Same with the sides. How do I get rid of it?

  • Have you tried to reduce the amount of lighting you have (hours on, or the PAR)? Otherwise are you able to remove it with a sponge underwater or is it more “stuck on”?

  • From what you have described it seems that lighting may be a huge factor is how it's gone from appearing to just blooming everywhere. How much lighting does your tank get? Is it in a place where any kind of sun light may shine on it which could add to how much algae is forming? I would definitely advise if you can clean out the tank thoroughly and then fill it again and add anything you need to and ensure it doesn't get too much light if you can. Hopefully you managed to sort the problem. Nothing worse than getting algae that just builds up out of nowhere and you are not sure how it happened.

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