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Green bubble build up in my tank

Lately I've been getting bubble build up in my tank, it usually happens in the morning. I'll wake up and when I look at my tank I have a huge bubble build, and I have no idea what is causing it. And last the bubble is greensih.


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Yh, I do. Heres the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8514773...in/photostream


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Thats really weird... do you have an algae problem already? I had a filter that used to cause bubbles exactly like that. They only turned green when I had an algae bloom. (first tank had too much phosphate) but I have never seen anything that shade of green. Maybe you have a metal that, when oxidized in water, causes it to have a slight green sheen thats only visible in bubble form. Just throwing out ideas not really seen something like this before... either way as long as they are not harmful I wouldn't worry too much.
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That's bizarre - I've seen foam like that in polluted rivers (minus the green colour), but never seen it in an aquarium. Do you have a particularly high level of dissolved organics in the tank or any other out-of-ordinary water perimeters?

I'd be tempted to toss some Purigen in the filter just in case it is massive amounts of dissolved organics - it certainly wouldn't do any harm to try it.
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Run some carbon as well.

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Thats really weird... do you have an algae problem already? I had a filter that used to cause bubbles exactly like that. They only turned green when I had an algae bloom. (first tank had too much phosphate) but I have never seen anything that shade of green. Maybe you have a metal that, when oxidized in water, causes it to have a slight green sheen thats only visible in bubble form. Just throwing out ideas not really seen something like this before... either way as long as they are not harmful I wouldn't worry too much.
Yeah I do have an algae problem a really bad one


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That's bizarre - I've seen foam like that in polluted rivers (minus the green colour), but never seen it in an aquarium. Do you have a particularly high level of dissolved organics in the tank or any other out-of-ordinary water perimeters?

I'd be tempted to toss some Purigen in the filter just in case it is massive amounts of dissolved organics - it certainly wouldn't do any harm to try it.
My tank used to have allot of fancy guppies about 13 of them, and they used to poop allot.


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Run some carbon as well.
I got activated carbon, for how long should I run it for?


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I got activated carbon, for how long should I run it for?
Until the green blob goes away. Are you doing water changed?

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Until the green blob goes away. Are you doing water changed?
I do water changes every week, 30% water change.


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Do you have a betta? Maybe a bubble nest.

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Do you have a betta? Maybe a bubble nest.
Doesn't look like a betta nest to me.

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