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Help! Food keeps discoloring water!
Old 10-31-2007, 01:53 PM   #11
 
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I did a w/c and then didnt feed any algae wafers, and it still went back green on me. mine is just a bloom!
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:49 AM   #12
 
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I feed my pleco's Hikari algae disks and everytime I feed them, the disks turn my water green! I am not overfeeding them. How can I stop/prevent this? It really makes my water look bad I can barely see inside my tank!
I have the exact same problem. I only used one Hikari disk, although I let it stay in the tank overnight, which was probably a big a mistake. And my water turned so green it was painful to look at. It seems to be clearing very very slowly. I doubt if I will every used another of those dreadful things.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:22 PM   #13
 
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I'm thinking that something else is doing this in your various tanks. Or some interaction in the chemistry.

I've never had water discolour from the Hikari wafers, and I'm now using Omega One and no problem with these either.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:44 PM   #14
 
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Throw some carbon in your filter.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:05 PM   #15
 
I never had green discolor from the Hikari either. I switched to API for variety and haven't had the issue with those either.

I also use the omega one shrimp pellets, no discoloration either.
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