new to the hobby just got my fish and my plants has algae

Danni123

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Aug 6, 2022
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hello, my name is Danni I am having a bit of a problem with green hair algae on my plants, I've put the plants in the 170 litre tank 2 days before I got fish last week. It is growing very fast and I don't know how to fix it would really like your option
 

Mooner

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Jun 9, 2006
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Welcome Danni,

You need to give more information to get help.

-tanks specs
-maintenance routine
-tank pictures

Cheers
 

SDdave

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May 24, 2022
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Get a drop in UV sterilizer and a timer and run it an hour on and an hour off for 24 hrs for about a week like this, then turn down the rate of uv sterilation for 30 minutes evrey 2hrs in the same time period the lights are on.
my first fish purchase would be 3-5 Otocinclus (OTO cats) and 3-5 nitrite snails.
I would also put into the tank something that is going to starve the algae like java moss. and don't run the tank light for a week. even after the java moss and fish added.