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Old 04-03-2004, 03:45 AM   #1
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water clearity

i have a 29 gal tank and i can not get the water to stay clear. after a couple of days it get cloudy, with a green tint. there is no big algae growth. please help
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Welcome to AA . Is it a fresh water tank? I've never seen the "green water" problem in a salt water tank. If it's fw then turn the lights out and keep it out of the sunlight for a few days. After it clears up then don't ket it get in the sunlight again. Of course if it's a "got sunlight on it and no way to fix it" then I think a product called Alage Fix might do the trick. My 55 is in direct line with the front door, and someone is always fanning the door so I have to use alage fis to keep mine clear.
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Sounds like an algae bloom, you need to get the nutrients down in the system and limit your liting.
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yes its a saltwater tank.
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Old 04-03-2004, 06:13 PM   #5
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What, how much, and how often are you feeding? Overfeeding is typically one of the main culprits for algae blooms.

As Kevin says, reducing the lighting will also help a lot. If there are no corals or other photosynthetic creatures in the tank you could even keep them off for a few days.
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