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Old 11-24-2004, 12:48 AM   #1
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Recommendation on water treatment

My water looks green, started doing water changes a week ago slowly it is getting better. At the same time been using ROWA because my phosphates got out of control. Any suggestions on a water clarifer
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Seachem clarity is good.. Or get a purigen sponge or something for your filter.
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Old 11-24-2004, 08:24 AM   #3
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If you can borrow a diatom filter (some LFS will rent them to you) that should help with just one use.
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This is going to sound strange, but I promise you it will definatly work. I used to run into this problem frequently with my clients. Do this exactly and all will be good in a week!:
Turn off the light. Cover the tank with a blanket. Do not feed. Do not expose the tank to any light at all for 3 full days. On day 4 remove blanket, turn on light as normal, and do a 50% water change vacuuming the gravel. Another 50% on day 5.
I guarantee you this works. I have been asked this question 100 times by people who are frustrated with chemicals. Give it a go! Feel free to email me any questions because i know this sound wierd.
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Old 12-04-2004, 06:26 PM   #5
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I know exactly what you are going through. I had the same problem. My 10 gal just cleared up from the green water. I tried daily water changes and they didn't help one bit. I used Algae Fix, then changed the filtration unit (I had a 10 gal filter but changed to a 35 gal, this probably isn't necessary but mine was getting old), did a partial water change, then added Clarity. Turn the lights off and let it go for about a day. It literally cleared up overnight. I haven't had the sligtest indication of the green cloudy water coming back.
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Hmmm interesting thoery MarkLehr I will have to try that if any tanks that i buy have probelms.
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