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[APD] Notes from a non tecnical user, Green Water activity
On Tue, 6 Jan 2004 13:01:31 -0500, Walt Wilson <wwilson at triad_rr.com>
I have had my aquatic plant tanks running for a year or so now, and have
found this to be the source of information that made it possible for me
go in that direction. But, I have stumbled onto something, that may not
news to many, but it was a surprise to me, especially in the extent of
activity. My LFS ran out of Prime, a water conditioner made by SeaChem
works extremely well with all of their other products, which I use almost
exclusively for my planted tanks. Without giving it much thought, I
less expensive but non the less well circulated brand of conditioner to
my partial water changes for the week. Within twenty four hours I had
beautiful green tanks, the free floating algae was thick to say the
After giving it some consideration, I went to another FS a bit further
and purchased the Prime conditioner, did another partial water change the
next two days, and it all went away. I cannot give you the minute
what happened, but I suspect that the Less expensive brand of conditioner
had some rather undesirable chemical reactions that fed the algae and
created a huge bloom in my tanks. All I know for certain is that I do not
intend to change any of the variables to that extent any time soon, as
response was swift and not to my liking.
My tanks are as old as I am, and thats pretty old for a tank
If the water contained chloramine, then the cheaper conditioner might have
simply NH4 into the water, and that cause the green water, and then the
Prime may have sequestered it and stopped the green water? I wonder how
many people's algae problems are due to ammonia released by chloramine?
This would make products such as Prime an excellent treatment for some
tanks with algae?
thefish at theabyssalplain_freeserve.co.uk
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