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post #11 of 21 Old 10-18-2012, 10:55 AM
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K would kill the lights and suspend feeding until it clears.

then replace the plants with emphasis on fost growers like anacharis.


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Its not 'green water' algae.

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Its not 'green water' algae.

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IME any cloudiness will clear up with a combination of killing the lights and suspending feeding. When the water is clear you continue with reduced lighting and feeding to keep the water clear. And adjust both untill the water remains clear and the plants thrive.

works for green water, white water, brown water whatever.

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I might try it, but technically turning lights off would help bacteria in the water grow..(Since the plants wouldn't be photosynthesising)
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I might try it, but technically turning lights off would help bacteria in the water grow..(Since the plants wouldn't be photosynthesising)
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If it's cyano then the lights off will kill the cyano.


Give it a try and see what happens.


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If it's cyano then the lights off will kill the cyano.


Give it a try and see what happens.


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It may also not kill the cyano. And yiu can not turn the lights off for weeks at a time. A few days tops, but yiur method. Don't try it here Bob, I won't have it.
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Its not cyano anyway...
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Haha.. I removed the wood, and no luck..
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Update:

Still never cleared up. Fish didn.t seem to mind, but I couldn't see them.

I finally gave up and ploppe them in another ten gallon...
i had the other one set up as a "dry start" tank to let some young crypts grow out and for grow for some dwarf hairgrass to fill in...


After I filled it and moved the fish, I found a piece of tiny malaysian driftwood that was probably the problem all along. (it was stinky)

At least I can wash the playsand and use it again.. It's cool looking: all the rotting wood stained the sand black. Yay! Black play sand!

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