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[AGA-Member] Green Water Problem
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Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2005 19:31:01 -0500
From: stephane jousset <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Is it Diana Walstadt who believes most aquatic gardeners give up because of
Bingo, as far as I?m concerned. I?ve been battling a bad green water problem
for weeks and tried everything by the book (water changes, no food or
fertilizer addition, water fleas, duckweed, keeping tank in complete darkness
for 4-days and then some, phosphate/nitrate removal pads in the filter,
clarifying chemical (TetraAqua)).
Dazed and confused by my repeated failures, I?ve finally resorted to a complete
water change a few days ago (didn't clean the filter) after netting out my
fishes. Alas ? a suspicious, faint green halo is slowly rising like a ghost. In
one word: HELP! before I drive a sledgehammer through some amorphous
My tank stats are:
potting soil topped with Flourite
tap water/RO water mix
PowerCompact lighting 2 x 55W
Plenty of plants
Haven?t fertilized in weeks
I believe Indianapolis uses some phosphate salt in its tap water for corrosion
control ? could I just be caught in a vicious cycle? Ah, I almost forgot ?
green water appeared when I started mixing RO water into my tank to drive down
the hardness. RO water is from a trustable reef store.
Folks, I?ll appreciate any insight you feel like sharing.
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