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FrostMan242 12-17-2007 01:35 PM

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?

MattD 12-17-2007 02:50 PM

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.

Age of Aquariums 12-18-2007 08:21 AM

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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