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What can you do for green water besides UV?

I have 46 gallon tank with Eheim Ecco Pro filter (rated for 60g).
I always had some cloudiness in the water, which later I discovered that it was more of algae problem than bacterial bloom.
So, I added turbo twist inline UV.

However... water is still turning cloudy...

I did have problems with extra fertilizer, so I did several water changes to bring it down to normal level. But water gets cloudy within a day or so.

What can I do?

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elfofelm

ps: I have finnex ray 2, which I keep on for 8 hours a day. I have pressurized CO2 running to keep my drop checker yellowish green.
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lights out for 72 hours. if the tank isn't somewhere that is 100% dark, like my basement, then wrap it in a blanket.

algae love light. take that away and they will die.


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I have Hemianthus Micranthemoides (Pearl Weed). Would it survive the black out?

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From my experience, most plants should be fine. I've done several multi day blackouts on a tank and never had trouble with plants. Good luck!

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Blackout, water changes, and filter changes will kill it off. UV sterlaizer will really help the most but blackout and water changes will kill it off in three days and won't harm your plants.


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vortex diatom filter clears green water up really fast. expensive though.
i heard some lfs might let you rent one.

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Get some duckweed, grows fast enough to use up the excess nutrients.


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