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need help with green water

Discussion in 'Aquarium Equipment & Decor' started by Leslie, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    my water is green

    ok. i was at the doctor all day, yes all day. well while i was gone my 2 yr old decided she wanted to feed the fish. and well she dumped all the fish food and frog food into the tank and now it is green. i need to know how to clean it out. oh and i just got told this maybe 30 minutes ago.
     
  2. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Water change and a gravel vacuuming.
     
  3. Leslie

    Leslie Thread Starter New Member

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    i dont have a vacumme.
     
  4. Anthony

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    You're going to have to use a net and try and scoop it out or stir up the water as you're changing it.
     
  5. Leslie

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    do you think it will be fine until tomarrow. I am having seriuos back pains and can barely move. and i dont want to attempt to change it and have more pains.
     
  6. Anthony

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    No, I wouldn't leave it. It will cause water quality problems and can kill the fish.
     
  7. Leslie

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    omg!!! now to figure out how to do this with out falling. do i need to change all the water?
     
  8. Anthony

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    You need to change at least 50% of it.
     
  9. Leslie

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    ok. i will do 50 tonight. as soon as i get a moment without pain. and somemore tomarrow.
     
  10. Leslie

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    ok.. i found a turkey bastor (sp) and got alot of the food out. not sure if it was quiet all but alot. and i changed 50% of the water. it still looks murcky. i hope i didnt get any little fish either. which i dont think i did cause i looked it the water i sucked up for a while to see if any were in there.
     
  11. Anthony

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    You might have to clean your filter as well.
     
  12. Leslie

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    i just take it out and rinse it?
     
  13. Anthony

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    Depending on how dirty it is you may be able to rinse it off.
     
  14. Anonymous

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    Is your tank by a window? Do you do weekly water changes?
     
  15. Leslie

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    I am not sure. i will take the whole thing off and rinse every peice.
     
  16. Leslie

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    Is it ok if i do this?

    Okay like i said last night my oldest child dumped all the fish food in the tank. And i did a 50% water change last night and today and cleaned the filter out. and well the water is still merkey and the adult platys died. Is it okay if i scoop all the fish out and rinse everything in the tank out? I dont want the rest to die.
     
  17. Anthony

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  18. noshow discus

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    do a 90% water change dont clean the filter will kill all the good guys needed for your tank...do another 90% tomarrow and then again the following day keep up with the water changes till it clears up
     
  19. Anonymous

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    Is the tank by a window? Do you do weekly water changes?
     
  20. Leslie

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    the water is merkey because my doaughter dumped all the fish food and frog food into the tank while i was gone to the doctor.