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Old 04-30-2012, 11:04 PM   #1
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I have never seen anything this bad. Can't even see my fish!! The water is green and murky.. I don't do anything different than I do with my other tanks.. So y the problem? How do I fix it? It's a 75 with an under tank sump. Fresh water cichlid tank.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:14 PM   #2
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Can we see a pic maybe? What is your stock list? What is your cleaning schedule? How long has the tank been set up and how was it cycled? What lighting do you have? Feeding schedule?
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:50 PM   #3
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your probably going to have to do wc's. i dont know what ur exact situation, but this happened to my friends tank, and alot of wc's cleared it up.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:06 AM   #4
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I have never seen anything this bad. Can't even see my fish!! The water is green and murky.. I don't do anything different than I do with my other tanks.. So y the problem? How do I fix it? It's a 75 with an under tank sump. Fresh water cichlid tank.
There are some types of moss that can soak up some algae. Depending on the type of light try having on for different hour out of the day, experiment a lil with it. Is your tank close to a window with light comming in? If no luck i have a set up i can tell u about that has to do with loose algae filtration. It works great i use it on my outside plant tank. Lmk and good luck
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Moss doesn't soak up algae. If you don't want to get UV, do some massive water changes and cut back on the lighting to as little as possible till it clears up. As mentioned above, if you have any daylight coming in on the tank you may want to remedy that as well.

What's your lighting schedule like?
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You can also try a complete tank blackout if nothing else works
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