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    Slime Producer - Any next steps?

    I have had my algae scrubber running for a number of months, and its a 'slime' producer.
    I did read on this forum that the slime removes more nutrients (good).
    I have noticed that my nitrates have reduced to < 25 , which is good

    I have a RAIN2 installed and have all four lights running on an 18 hour on/6 hour off schedule.
    I started running all 4 lights after suggestions from this forum to do so .



    Questions:
    When or how do I transition from growing slime to where I'm growing green algae - or will I always be growing slime?
    Should I just maintain the same pattern that I am doing? I clean the screen and base maybe every 4-5 days

    Thanks
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    Looks like too much light. Try 3 lights. And make sure flow is solid across the bottom of the screen. If the same after a week, then do 2 lights on one side, and no lights on the other side.

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