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Old 04-01-2005, 03:35 PM   #1
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Green water in cold water tank

Is there a fish/critter I can have which will take care of green water in my cold water tank. 15 Gallons TALL - 6 white cloud mountain minnows
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There is no critter that will solve green water except live daphnia, I'm afraid. Excess nutrients and light are going to be the culprit, it's just a question of what combination.
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My daughter and I both just had this problem. We used a product called Algae Destroyer; and within 24 hours, the water was clear. It didn't mess up the biological filer either. I'm very, very picky about that.

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my fish don't get fed during the weekend + there is no light on the aquarium ..however I keep my blinds open to get some sunlight for the plants (remember this tank is in my office)
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A Uv sterilizer will clear up the green water problem. If you don't want to go the UV route, you will need to keep direct sunlight off the tank.

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