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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey everyone, I've been wanting to start a planted 75 gal and I keep having problems with green water. I did the whole thing, 15-25% water changes every other day, less feedings, gravel vac. my ammonia is still at 0.25 (has been for a while no matter what I do) and my nitrates are at 5ppm, my...
  2. Algae
    hey all, i have just about reached my wits end with this specific problem, and it's the only problem of all of them that i have not been able to conquer: green water. seachem clarity, which i tried as a last ditch effort, curtails the problem completely, but within a day it is back again. i...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    About 4 months ago, I inadvertently 0:) began the process of creating a 25 gallon cube tank that would, in theory, supply its own live food. As of right now, I have copepods, daphnia, planeria, scuds, hydra, wollfia (more recently) and some other plants including some java moss, snails, lots of...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello Guys and Gals, I have created a planted tank with no filtration, some water movement via an air pump, green water and a host of living things including planeria, copepods, daphnia, pond snails, trumpet snails, lots of shrimp, and at the very top of the chain I have 4 ember tetras (the...
  5. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi, I'm new to the forum, but I thought this would be the best place to ask about my tank. Two weeks ago, I added a larger dose of phosphate to my tank because my plants had been getting great growth with what I had added so far. Unfortunately, I added too much and green water took hold of my...
  6. Algae
    Hello All, I have a Fluval Edge 6 gallon tank that is completely cycled with ammonia 0, nitrites 0, nitrates 5-10 This tank is about 3 months old and I have been having an issue with it. About a month ago, I noticed that the water had a green tint to it. My first thought was an algae bloom...
  7. Low Tech Forum
    I feel like a frantic mother (I'm a guy..) I've been chasing after some issues here and there in my new 20 gal for the past 5 weeks it's been up. I can't tell if I'm doing something wrong, or it's just not had the time to balance. There's algae, green water, signs of certain deprivations...
  8. Plants
    Hello, I'm about a month into my first planted tank and I've been having a problem with some green water. I doubt the cause is lack of filtration because I'm running two 20-30 gal HOB filters (no carbon of course) and it's a 20 gal tank. It's heavily planted and there's quite a bit of algae. I...
  9. Algae
    Good evening all, I am seemly having an issue with my tank's water turning green, and progressively getting worse as time goes on. Trying to dip my head into the planted tank scene I started with buying a ball of java moss from a local store. The light I was using is a Marineland LED from...
  10. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I know the basics on home to start a green water culture. What I was wondering is if I set up say a series of 20oz bottles with caps on would this work or does it need to stay open? Basically I want to find a safe way to culture green waters indoors without worrying about the cat. Also...
  11. Algae
    I started cycling on march 18th with cycled media, and plants. 4 days after I started the cycle(march 22nd), check levels at work 0ppm nitrate, nitrite and ammonia, I added 6 congo tetras. On April 5th I added 1 leopard bushfish (removed 2-ish weeks ago) and 6 petricola synodontis. I then...
  12. Algae
    My planted 20 gallon tank has been established for about 6 months now. I run pressurized CO2, fertilize regularly and have 48 watts of T5HO lighting. I have a HOB filter with standard filter media and purigen. Lushly planted tank is thriving, as are fish. About three months in I had an...
  13. Algae
    what is the best way to create green water fast?
  14. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So my tank has been set up and stable for several months now, when I changed fertilizers to Flourish. The first week or so I WAY over fertilized and I now have green water. I have read all about it and the tricks to getting rid of it, unfortunately the one option I can afford is a black out...
  15. General Planted Tank Discussion
    ok, so, i searched the forum before posting this, but, maybe I missed someone having the same issue, so, here it goes. I have an 80 gallon tank with sand, a bit of rock as a river bed and a few live plants. I was waiting to put more plants just cause i wanted to see how the few ones i do have...
  16. Lighting
    I have 56 watts (T5: 2 x 10 k, 2 x actinic) over a 15 gallon aquarium. I had no (little) algae problems until I did a massive tank re-planting; I exchanged about 50 % of the plants, disturbing 50 % of the substrate. Now I have green water. I don't use fertilizer or CO2. I use a 12-hour...
  17. Algae
    ok heres the question, I have a green machine 9w UV... I really dont want to put it in the tank for it takes up room. could it put the unit in my wet/dry filter or best results are in the tank...:icon_cry:
  18. Tank Journals
    Well, the time has FINALLY come, I start the final setup tonight, and hope to start planting by this weekend. I started working on this tank back in January, believe it or not- and it has become quite a project! This is going to be a VERY abbreviated pictoral journal- if you want to read through...
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