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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-03-2009, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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Suggestions on ridding 4gal of GW?

Any suggestions for ridding my Finnex 4 of green water? I have about 1 BPS injected, and have 13 watt stock lighting, and the 27watt HD light. I am leaning to letting it just its course as is. I have read much that a blackout doesn't work....Plants are growing well!!! So I am leaning towards the patient course.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-03-2009, 11:04 PM
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Sounds like a good plan. Don't do any water changes for 8 to 10 days, and it should go away by itself.


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Patience has worked for me on my larger tanks as well. It's hard to sit there and wait but it usually pays off.

You can always solve the problem quickly with a small UV filter, but that removes the symptom rather than the root problem.
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Find some daphnia. If you're scared of fish eating them, then place them inside a breeder net or a container with tiny holes to keep them safe from being eaten by fish until they clean green water.
Another option is with the use of freshwater clams. To avoid them from burying, get a small plastic tupperware or container of sort and put them in there and wait for them to clean GW for you.
Another one is with the use of a willow tree branch. They suck nutrients like mad and starve Green water for you!

If all else fails, UV works wonders.

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I added the pussy willows 5 days ago. Now I am waiting. The water has cleared 35-40%. But not all the way now time to be patient again.
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Are you running the twenty-seven watt lamp and the stock thirteen watt bulb?
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Yes I am. I have seen others here doing that so I am too.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-12-2009, 04:13 AM Thread Starter
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I can't wait I have an eheim 2213 en-route....Maybe that will help with more water volume.
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