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Offline Cartman

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My water is green :(
« on: December 19, 2004, 02:59:24 PM »
Ive got a algea bloom in my water what can i do to get rid of it
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Offline Zulreef

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Re: My water is green :(
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2004, 07:03:22 PM »
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Ive got a algea bloom in my water what can i do to get rid of it


Cartman, Are you using carbon to filter with?


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Yellotang

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My water is green :(
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2004, 07:10:43 PM »
Algae bloom causes green water. You need to cut down on the amount of food you are feeding the tank. Also, run your skimmer a little wetter then it is now. Adding either filter socks or filter floss will help physically filter it out temporarally.

Offline The Apprentice

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Re: My water is green :(
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2004, 08:18:29 PM »
Terry If you need lots of RODI water to do a couple of water changes let me know My RODI unit is capable of 250 GPM>>>>   Jeff :shock:


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Quote from: "Cartman"
Ive got a algea bloom in my water what can i do to get rid of it
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Offline Cartman

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My water is green :(
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2004, 11:44:42 AM »
What about Diatom Filters?
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Yellotang

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My water is green :(
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2004, 01:56:04 PM »
They add silica to the tank causing diatom outbreaks.

Offline angelscrx

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My water is green :(
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2004, 06:17:58 PM »
Can putting atank next to a window cause the water to turn green?  I think I read that somewhere.
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Yellotang

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My water is green :(
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2004, 09:54:50 AM »
It could turn the water green, but you have to remember. It will only turn green when there is enough nutrients in the water to do so. No nutrients = no green water.

Our sunlight up here is leans towards the red sprectrum and the light rays are very slanted. This causes an excess in algae growing light.

Offline Cartman

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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2004, 10:34:14 AM »
Ya a complete water change is sounding better everyday  getting water here would be the prob :(
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My water is green :(
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2004, 03:37:28 PM »
Hey Cartman....I am feeling your pain. I have got the ugliest water ever!!!! I can't even see my live rock. hardly..... :twisted: Is yours better yet? What did you do?
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