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ladycat
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PostPosted: 2011.09.11(Sun)6:38    Post subject: need help fast Reply with quote

Hi, I have a 90 gallon tank with four juveniles Burundi Frontosa, my substrate is white sand, my problem is the tank getting green!!!! my sand is covered with green algae and the rocks too, please tell me how do I get rid of this.... Sad
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2011.09.11(Sun)8:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are the water parameters?

Is it green algae or slime algae?
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ladycat
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PostPosted: 2011.09.11(Sun)21:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

pH is 7.5, 26 temp, nitrate ect...OK, and its green algae not slymy at all, what can I do to get rid of this? thanks
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2011.09.12(Mon)2:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blackout for five days.
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ladycat
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PostPosted: 2011.09.12(Mon)7:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

will it do this again?? what's causing this?? first time it apend to me.
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2011.09.12(Mon)7:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is caused by an imbalance in the tank nutrient supply.
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ladycat
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PostPosted: 2011.09.12(Mon)7:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, what can I do to get rid of this for a long time?
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2011.09.12(Mon)7:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to balance available plant nutrients & lighting.

What light does the tank have, what fish & what are the actual water parameters and change regime?
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DaleJr
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PostPosted: 2011.09.12(Mon)11:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the lighting system being used. More than likely the lights are to strong and staying on TOO long.
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