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post #10 of (permalink) Old 03-01-2013, 10:22 PM
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You have Algae Bloom aka Green Water. It's relatively common in newer tanks and it does not harm fish. The amount of dis-information on this condition is abundant on the web...

Stop doing water changes - it will only prolong the bloom.
Adding an UV sterilizer will clear up the water in 2 - 3 days.
Leave everything as is sans water changes and it will go away by itself in about a week.

Once it's gone, the plants will bounce back.

I blame the cats

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