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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-01-2011, 02:33 AM Thread Starter
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Tonight I resently discovers I have green water. When I take it out it looks clear but then I pour it into my sink and find out that it has yellowish green tint to it. I was thinking to myself what could this be I came with the conclusion that there is a lot of algae in the water. I am not sure if that is true if u now please tell me. Anyway to fix this problem I took 2 gallons of water out and put 2 gallons back in I repeated this about twenty times and not a great improvement it is still green just not as much. If you know the answer to this or know how to solve this better that me please tell thank you oh ya also 29g tank.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-01-2011, 03:34 AM
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Some more info on it would be nice, to help on figuring out your problem. How long has the tank been set up? What lights, filtration, substrate and plants?

My guess would be an algae bloom, or dirty water, neither of which is really that big of deal. My water appears green when I do wc's, but the tank hasn't been set up that long so I do not worry about it. I also only do a small wc every other week, so it could well just be tannins from the wood or dirt.

I would just continue to do lots of wc's until you start to notice it getting better. I wouldn't do all the wc's in 1 day, but you could probably change a few gallons a day depending on the stocking of the tank. If you do not mind the color, and your tank isn't full of algae, you could well leave it like this and be fine. I keep mine like I do because it's more natural looking to me.


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When I had green water in my Picotope, increasing the length of the photo cycle cleared it up. It made it MUCH worse at first. Green water is an algae bloom in the water column. It will persist until the excess nutrients are used up. Increasing the photo cycle length cause more algae to form using up the nutrients faster. When I did it, my water cleared up in a few days.

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