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post #11 of 15 Old 01-28-2007, 12:25 PM
I think what you have now is greenwater, it is a type of algae that doesnt go on your glass but stains your water and im pretty sure it is caused by ammonia. There are a few threads here that explain its removal so you should look at them since im no expert at green water
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post #12 of 15 Old 01-28-2007, 12:26 PM
here is a link to a page that talks about algae

http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=895

Green water is not caused by nitrates but by ammonia so that would explain why it happened after you took out your bio-beads. But still do weekly water changes after your algae is gone to keep other algaes from comming
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post #13 of 15 Old 01-28-2007, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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well it looks as if I need the barley ,has anyone ever done this?
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well it looks as if I need the barley ,has anyone ever done this?
Eric Triplett(The Pond Digger) had suggested the use of barley in ponds where green water is commonly seen. You might as well need it in your tank but you still have to monitor your water parameters especially phosphates. High phosphate level is one of those that cause green water.

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post #15 of 15 Old 01-29-2007, 03:22 AM Thread Starter
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im turning off my light and covering the tank with a blanket for 5 days and no food.
I heard this helps allot.

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