07-03-2009, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by SinCrisis
well green water is algae... the most common solution for quick reduction is a blackout. However if your water parameter isnt corrected or lighting corrected itll come right back. i replace the foam in my filters once every... 2 or 3 months... take them out, rinse them and put em back in. Rinse with aquarium water. Also aquarium salt is bad for your tank unless your treating your tank for sumthing. If you ahve no live plants, a good nitrate reduction method is duckweed. for its size it soaks up nitrates like mad. However it does cover the entir etop of oyur tank, so you will need to do a little maintenece on removing some duckweed whenever u change water or sumthin. Lastly do you gravel vac? Food and poop get into the substrate and generate nitrates. IF you vac it up itll help keep your level down. If possible do a 10-15% water change weekly.
Thanks soo much for that advice i will do that :). by the way every time i do a water change i do vacume the floor to remove all the junk from the bottom.