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Old 12-17-2007, 02:35 PM   #1
 
Algea problem?

My tank is now a very dark green, I can't even see the fish anymore, is this because of my filter, or is it algea? Everytime I clean the tank, it stays clear for a day or two, but then goes back to dark green! Should I get a new filter, and how do I fix this?
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Old 12-17-2007, 03:50 PM   #2
 
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Check your phosphate levels and drastically reduce your lighting periods. Cut back on feeding as well, you're only fueling the nutrients even more.

Good luck.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:21 AM   #3
 
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Also try changing the filter media a little more often (Like once a week or so) until it clears. I wouldn't leave the lights on for more than 4 hours until it clears up, then set them to go for 8-10 hours after it clears.
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