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Re: reposting: algea in power filter

AmethystMoon at amethystmoon_98 at yahoo_com wrote:

> I have a new problem these days. I use two aquaclear 200's on my 30G tank. Now
> that I've added plants and CO2 and I fertilized once I have green water and
> algea growing in my filter pad. AND I mean growing! dark greenm thick long
> strands of the stuff! smells very green too! I have put a new pad once and it
> seemed to help the green water clear up some. Should I keep replacing these
> pads? they are the thick foam pads, I have stopped using the carbon and the
> ammonia ones. any advise??

If it's green it probably needs light to live. Tape black construction paper
on all sides of the filters.

Dan Dixon