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Old 04-29-2019, 05:02 PM   #1
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Ugly water. Lights or filter?

Hi. This is probably a dumb question but I noticed my tank has a greenish tint to it. Iím not sure if itís the lights or the water. It didnít look green in a cup. The lights are 48 inch aquaeon full spectrum 32 watt. Click image for larger version

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I'd run your lights for only 6 hours a day and see if it knocks out your algae bloom.
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Hello Mon...

Perform a bit larger than normal water change. If you're not removing and replacing at least half the water weekly, you should gradually work up to that point. Most tank water chemistry issues can be avoided by simply taking good care of the tank water.

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I do water changes every Wednesday about 35 or 40 percent. Iíll bump it up and see if it helps. I added some poly to the filter maybe that will help. The water looks like it has a bunch of particles in it Click image for larger version

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