Can I use "Algae fix" to get rid of Green water? - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-07-2010, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
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Can I use "Algae fix" to get rid of Green water?

I am going to bite the bullet and get myself an UV Sterilizer... However, in the mean time, can I use chemicals to get rid of Green water?

What would be the downside to this? Biological imbalance? Kill off beneficial bacteria?

I'm tired of not being able to see my fish...

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Do not use it!!!
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Chemical algae removers usually contain copper. This will kill off most (if not all) plant life, and may also harm/kill your fish. The levels of copper in these kinds of products are also toxic to invertebrates (shrimp, snails, etc).


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