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Old 04-11-2014, 11:31 AM   #1
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Green water

Apparently my wife keeps seeing a green tinge in my water but my levels are beautiful. Any thoughts?
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:18 PM   #2
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Algae blooms...does sunlight hit the tank through the window or anything? Could just run carbon on it and it'd clear up. Can do it secretly and tell your wife she is seeing things...as she could be!
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:28 PM   #3
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In a saltwater tank? No it doesn't but I think the sand might have come from a freshwater the guy I got it from lied lol
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Try putting some water in a white styrofoam cup. Should be able to easily see if it does have a green tinge.
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Tell your wife you need to buy a $600 filter and I bet it clears up in an hour
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Whst kind of filter lol
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What type of tank? Glass can sometimes have a green cast.
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It's a glass tank. What do your an cast?
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Green water

Regular glass (not low lead like starfire) can get green if thick enough. I always thought a regular glass tank over 1/2" thick had a slight green cast. If that's the issue, you can counter this by adding a led strip that will cancel the green, like a slight amount of magenta colored light. Not enough to effect corals but enough to offset the green if it is the glass. Pushing more blue light might also reduce the effect.
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Sounds like just an algae bloom,uv sterilizer will clear it up,and helps to keep your water crystal clear.
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