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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-03-2013, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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(this was once a planted tank paradise of easy plants)
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Not sure if adding the cat will really help your tank
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Cat is thinking: "empty the box already human I wanna jump inside."

and Why oh why, have you let that tank get to that sad, sad state? -.-'

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Sad state lol the fish are probably happier than most aquarium fish !
I kind of like the "abyss look" looking forward to updates.

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and Why oh why, have you let that tank get to that sad, sad state? -.-'
Long story...I changed the substrate and then had lighting issues...killed most of my plants...got new plants, more lighting issues...killed plants. New light with 8 80 watt T5s should do the trick.

And the angels like it a lot!
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Hey that's nothing. I could see about an inch into the tank first time I had GW. That time and only that time dosing nitrate got rid of it.

Plants do fine with GW and fish like it too, it is baby fish food after all. All the other algae vanished during the bout, not that there was much at that point, that was before BBA started up and there was mostly GSA in there.

No matter how heavily planted the tank was I kept getting GW, now that I have pretty good biological filtration it hasn't come back. I wonder if filter bacteria can scavenge ammonia faster than GW organisms and faster than plants?

Good luck - hope the plants do the trick. 8x80 ought be more than enough light, hope your CO2 is up for the challenge!


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Added 10 pygmy chain swords, 7 crypt lutea. I also pulled out several unknown crypts. I was going to hook up a better CO2 diffuser and silicone tubing, but I broke one of the diffusers, cutting my finger pretty good. I also did an 80% water change... still greenish.

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Did u try black out for 3-7 days? And add uv ,, it is work for me


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Had GW like that once, 3 x 50% change over 3 days and it never came back.

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Invest in a HOB "marineland" filter and diatomaceous earth from vortex. Put about a cup of DE in the filter and let it run for a few hours to get rid of that GW. I just leave the HOB working all the time and change the medium once a month-5 weeks.

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Re: The 220...

I would just do like the above poster said about the water changes. Keep doing 50 percent changes a few times a day daily and also get the lighting and co2 and ferts balanced!

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Invest in a HOB "marineland" filter and diatomaceous earth from vortex. Put about a cup of DE in the filter and let it run for a few hours to get rid of that GW. I just leave the HOB working all the time and change the medium once a month-5 weeks.
What is DE? Thanks
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Diatomaceous Earth

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatomaceous_earth

The stuff clings to the micron filter in the HOB from Marineland, and will remove anything down to 1 micron(1 millionth of an inch) in size. This includes such things as Ich, Green Water, and so on.

It permanently polishes your aquarium water so the tank always looks perfectly clear.

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If you do use this, you'll want to let the filter run in a container(I use one of the Tupperware type about 8" tall 4x6 wide) for a minute making sure that the DE is all sucked up before releasing the filter onto the tank(pull the Tupperware container out from underneath so the filter keeps running without shutting it off) or else you'll have DE all over the tank.

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Ok, so it has been awhile since I posted. I decided to get a UV sterilizer for the green water...problem solved.

So then I had a problem with "mulm" (https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=354601). I increased the current a little bit with 2 Emperor 400's, but then I really increased the current by adding 3 marineland 600 powerheads. The powerheads turn on for 15 minutes in the morning and in the evening all at once. It forces the mulm off of the bottom and into the water column where it can be filtered out. It is like a toilet flushing twice a day I like it so much, that I am getting 2 more marineland 600 powerheads.

In addition to the plants above, I also have contortion val (I believe) that has met my requirement of being a water weed...it is great.
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