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Old 08-20-2013, 08:07 PM   #1
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Green water

So today I noticed my water was green. I thought it was just the glass so I cleaned it. The glass did have some algae but the water was still green and a few hours the glass was covered again. I plan on doing a couple good water changes and cut my lights back a couple hours a day. Is this the correct solution to the problem
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:11 PM   #2
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Cut the lights for shore.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:14 PM   #3
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Yea I don't think it's my water. The nitrates are at 0
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:31 PM   #4
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Sounds like an algae bloom. If so nitrates may read 0 because the algae is consuming it? Have you tested phosphates?
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:43 PM   #5
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Wish I could at this time. I don't have a test kit for it. It just started today and my water change is tomorrow. I'll have my phosphates checked tomorrow when I get water
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A UV sterilizer could cure a green water outbreak in a few days. I don't think water changes do much for it...as a matter of fact I believe water changes can feed it. Cutting the lights back isn't the answer either. You need to black out the tank to remove it if your method is light deprivation....but you have fish and corals, correct?
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Yea I have fish and coral. I'm sure they wouldn't like pitch black. So a uv sterilizer is basically my best option.
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Would that work on my 55 gallon
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Would that work on my 55 gallon
It would work, but I owned two of those models and one stopped working after two weeks. I sent it back then the bulb burnt on the second after three months. The glass sleeve was so fragile it cracked as I removed it from the filter. I would look at spending a little more and getting a better unit than the sun sun. If you choose to try it out, check the return policy and willingness to replace the unit if it fails.
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:11 PM   #10
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Yea I don't want to deal with warrenty junk. I'm dealing with that already with one if my LEDs. I don't really know much about them
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