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PostSubject: Really Green Water   Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:44 am

I dont know if this is an emergency or not so apologies if this is the wrong place but the water in my tank is getting more and more green now.

it was just a bit of a tinge but now it's definately green and it seems to be getting worse. I know I need to do water changes to get rid of it and I have done, but it doesn't get rid of it all together and the it just gets worse again. is there anything else I can or should be doing?

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PostSubject: Re: Really Green Water   Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:07 am

Is there carbon in your filter, Ant? Sometimes if you keep that in for a few days, it can clear the water. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Really Green Water   Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:28 am

The only thing I can suggest is keep changing your water. I havent used a carbon filter, but it would do no harm to try it for a short while and see what happens.

The other thing is, dont know if this has been suggested, but of you cover the tank completely with a thick blanket or something that will keep all daylight out, that is supposed to work.

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PostSubject: Re: Really Green Water   Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:23 pm

I was gonna suggest a 3 day blackout with no feeding Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Really Green Water   Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:51 pm

Beat ya to it! :lol:

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PostSubject: Re: Really Green Water   Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:08 pm

The green water is normally caused by sunlight. So you could definitely do a blackout for a few days. But the carbon could work. UV thingys also sort it out but are more expensive Very Happy
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