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post #1 of 5 Old 02-11-2018, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Algae water bloom. HELP

Hi. I have a 20 gallon fresh water planted tank that has had an algae bloom for a few weeks. I didn't realize a fish died decomposed which is what I think caused the bloom. Doing water changes twice a week and dosing with flourish excel. How do I get rid of this algae bloom?
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post #2 of 5 Old 02-12-2018, 11:03 PM
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Algae water bloom. HELP

What kind of algae is it? Green water?

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post #3 of 5 Old 02-13-2018, 07:00 AM Thread Starter
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The water has a green cloud.
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post #4 of 5 Old 02-13-2018, 04:09 PM
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Kill the lights until it clears up

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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Algae blooms are a result of an imbalance of nutrients and light. Cutting the lights will kill the algae. If your tank is getting direct sunlight from a window, then you’ll need to block the window or the tank where the light is shining on it. In order to prevent future blooms, if this is the case, you’ll need to make those alterations permanent or move the tank out of the sunlight.

Something that will clear up the water very quickly and prevent future blooms is the “green killing machine”, an all in one UV device. They are VERY reasonably priced and the benefits exceed just clearing green water. I run them on my tanks 24/7.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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