Freshwater Aquarium/Led lights


I have 75 freshwater tank that has 4 angels , and I was wondering if led lights are good in controlling algae and other things , my tank is little cloudy and slightly green , been treating for algae for a week , turned lights off for night, and covered tank . Any help would be great .

Hi Jennifer

I have LED lights in several of my tanks and have no algae problems. Make sure you are doing your weekly 25% water changes and siphon the gravel. Excess food and waste can cause an algae bloom, as well as cloudy water. Below is a link to help you further with green cloudy tank water.

Hope this helps you, good luck!


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Richard Hight


I own and maintain several freshwater aquariums from 2 to 180 gallon. I can answer most questions about freshwater aquariums, including setup, cycling, maintenance, compatible tank mates, feeding. Moving? I've moved fish both across town and across the country and can help you get your little aquatic friends to their new home safely. I know and have experience with most freshwater community fish, South American Cichlids and African Cichlids. I don't answer questions about Goldfish or keeping Goldfish with Tropical Fish. I also don't answer questions about keeping crustaceans (shrimp, snails, crabs etc) with Tropical Fish, nor questions about saltwater fish or aquariums. I'm not available to answer questions on weekends, this is when I do maintenance on my own tanks.


Many years of personal experience with community tank fish, semi-aggressive fish (Barbs, Tetras, etc), Angels, South American Cichlids and African Cichlids.

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