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Green Water in planted tank

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants & Planted Tanks' started by angelLuver, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. angelLuver

    angelLuver Thread Starter New Member

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    plant tank problems
    can anyone tell me why the water in my 20 gallon tank keeps turning light green? it wasnt like this till i put in a piece of planted driftwood and a few other small plants.
     
  2. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Re: plant tank problems

    Well, green water is free floating algae.
     
  3. angelLuver

    angelLuver Thread Starter New Member

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    thanks anthony..it seems to be doing fine now..i did a water change and turnned up the flow on the filter.. i also added some algae control drops.this did the trick,the water was great a few hours later.
     
  4. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Be careful with those algae drops, they can very easily kill fish.
     
  5. angelLuver

    angelLuver Thread Starter New Member

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    i didnt know this!! a girl from the pet store told me to add them.
     
  6. angelLuver

    angelLuver Thread Starter New Member

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    i only added 10 drops, 1/2 of what it said to add.i was afraid of hurting my angels..lol but anyways the water looks great
     
  7. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    Re: plant tank problems

    <--I had the same issue in the past and even with higher partials I kept getting it even without the tank being near a window...my solultion was a uv sterilizer :)
     
  8. angelLuver

    angelLuver Thread Starter New Member

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    i dont even know what a uv sterilizer is sweety !!!sad i know !!!lol
     
  9. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    quick stolen definition> Device designed pass water in close proximity to a light source in the Utra-violet spectrum. Normally fitted in the return line to the aquarium after the primary filtration system. UV kills pathogens and free algae organisms.
     
  10. angelLuver

    angelLuver Thread Starter New Member

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    ty