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Old 09-22-2011, 01:13 AM   #1
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Help!

I recently put my Red Devil into a 55 gallon tank. I made sure the water conditions were right first... But 2 days ago when I went into my room the water in her tank was bright green. I did a water change n over night the water seemed to clear but every night since the water has been green!! Ive done the water change n agian water was clear each morning. Any idea what is going on or how to fix it?????
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:20 AM   #2
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How do you know for sure the water was okay? Did you use a test kit? And to the best of my knowledge, its an alge bloom but I can't be too sure because I need you too post a picture of the tank as soon as possible if not now
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:39 AM   #3
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Yes I used a test kit that I bought at Petsmart. I couldnt get a very good picture from far away but heres a close up (not sure if it is good enough but its the best I could get, sorry)

Sorry my fish is kinda in the pic... She likes to play lol...
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Take one from far away please is it the API master test kit? Or the strips
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It does look to me like an alge bloom. What fish are in it and how long has it been set up
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:22 AM   #6
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Sorry I was trying to get a good enough pic.. No luck

It has been setup about 2 weeks almost 3 (i put her in the tank after 2 weeks of it being setup) I only have my Red Devil in it. Ohh, and I used the test kit with the tubes not strips... I read sunlight causes algea but the tank isnt in sunlight or near any windows... So if it is algea what do I do???
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:25 AM   #7
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Well to start, what are your water parameters, I dont think your tank is fully cycled yet and that may have caused the alge bloom. Tell me what your water parameters are first and we will go from there
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I cant test it at the moment but I can tell you it was at 6.7 pH before I did a water change this evening (i cant remember exact nitrites and nitrates but I know they were okay) and the water is at 78į currently. I can get a current test result in the morning. Sorry :-/
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That fine. Just test in the morning and keep us updated. Your tank will be fine, its just alge even though it is very ugly and if you can it wouldn't hurt to do a fairly big water change like 50% and sponge any alge off the tank walls
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:47 AM   #10
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Okay... Thanks I will update in the morning. I will do a 50% change tomorrow... Algea wont harm my fish will it? How do I get rid of it? I would rather not use chemicals if possible... Im sorry for all the questions.. The whole tank turning green kind of freaks me out and like you said.. Its ugly lol
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