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Old 08-16-2004, 01:33 PM   #31
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UV sterilizers will work for you. However, I would be VERY afraid of using them in your tank. There is no magical way or unfortunate accident that caused the problem with your tank. You are doing something wrong that is resulting in over nutrification. My guess is either feeding too much "bad" food (flakes, brine shrimp) or just feeding too much. The other possibility is not enough water changes. You should only use the UV filter for an hour a day or so to quiet the symptoms until you can solve this. The best way to solve this, is to do a 10% weekly water change for the next month or so, using quality salt like Tropic Marin, and make sure you arent feeding too much. This should remove the problems that are causing you to get the algae. Because something that could cause a bloom like that is probably also very bad for your fish. My guess is that if its not phosphate or nitrates, then it is Fe2+. Ferous iron can cause green water at AMAZING rates (there have been several publication about iron fertilization in oceans in the jurnals Nature and Science). You should remove the cause of the problem, not the symptom.
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Old 08-16-2004, 01:41 PM   #32
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It looks like there should be a duck swimming on that.
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have you taken some water down to a marine fish store to see what they think, I've never seen anything like that but i'm sure theres got to be an answer if you go over everything you did and have step by step
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Update again, haha

For everyone that helped me with this problem I'm sending another pic of my tank today so you can see the improvement. I'm going to be investing in a five stage RO/DI system next month to avoid this in the future. Thanks again everybody.


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Today, two 20% Water changes and 72 hours after a UV install
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hey, you weren't lying...

You do have things in there
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good luck and make sure you post us a new pic when you have it cleared up
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8 day update

I said I'd keep yall updated, so here's the tank after 8 days, thanks again for all the suggestions.

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Old 08-22-2004, 07:51 PM   #38
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Wow. tank is starting to really clear up. Glad to see it.

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at least ur fish are alive and well congrats on getting ur tank cleared up
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hope this helps...

The problem is probably not your phosphate levels. The green water is caused by free floating algae that grows at such a rapid rate that it turns the water green. Water changes are not very helpful, as the algae spores can be found in almost every water source. The only other ingredients needed for a green water outbreak are high nutrient levels (nitrate) and intense lighting, or lack thereof. I am currently battling the problem myself, as I recently upgraded my lighting system and filtration system.

I have NEVER heard of not putting any substrate in the tank until it has cycled. There is nothing for the good bacteria to grow on in the tank except for the minimal amount of live rock you have. If you don't have a local pet-store to buy sand from, then I guess you will just have to bite the bullet and pay for the outrageous shipping fees. I am a college student myself, so I know all about the money deal.

I would also reccommend buying live sand, which they sell by the bag at all the major pet shops carrying marine supplies online. It costs about the same as regular marine substrates (around $25 a bag,) but its worth it because it will help cycle your tank. A few good sites to buy live sand are liveaquaria.com and petsolutions.com. Also, look on e-bay; a lot of suppliers sell stuff on e-bay, and you can also get live rock pretty cheap there, but like all live rock not bought locally, you will have to cure it before adding it.
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