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Old 06-08-2003, 11:14 PM   #1
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I have been using well water for my tanks. I just started with r/o water. I have been slow replacing my water in tank with R/O about 1 to 2 gallons a day in a 29 gallon tank. My water is still green. I have turned off lights and co2. One angel, one pleco. Please help I thought the green water was do to well water.
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Old 06-09-2003, 01:38 AM   #2
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I don't believe that RO water will be the cure for your green water. You will have to post some of your parameters to give all the folks at a better idea as to whats happening inside your aquarium. Believe me, they will help you come up with a solution!!
Also try and give us some of your tap water parameters.I hope you are not planning on using 100% RO water disimm. RO water alone will not sustain life in your aquarium. You will need to find a balance between your tap water and the RO. Again, your tap water parameters will help.
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You can use only RO water but need to add nutrients that have been removed by the filtration process. I use 100% RO water and have not had any algae problems but I believe it is due to the nutrients I replaced.
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