Actually with marine tank your idea was the advice for saltwater tank back in the 70's and 80's. A good growth of algae swaying in the current was actually considered a sign of a healthy saltwater aquarium.I actually like algae in my aquarium. I clean the algae off the tank glass, but let it grow anywhere else in the tank. I think it gives the tank a more natural appearance. Are there any dangers in doing so, or any benefits?
Yes. there will be a point where your plants grow and algae does not.Okay, my tank is fairly new... I've got lots of plants in it and I'm starting to get a lot of algae. I don't mind but I"m getting a lot of it on my amazon sword leaves and I don't think my snails are going to keep up with it. What should I do? I read that some suggest turning off the lights but I'm trying to get the plants growing... Right now I've had the lights on a timer, 14 hours a day... guess I should cut back?