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Re: [APD] Green Water
My first assumption is that the bloom is aggravated by ammonia which in most
systems is a temporary situation as the bacteria become established. When
does it happen? New tank, new fish added.....in ponds when the pond warms
up in the spring.
So............you get rid of the algae (their dead bodies filter out or sink
to the bottom), the ammonia can be used by higher plants in the system and
the nitrogenous bacteria.
A few good water changes and some time and it's usually over. In the
meantime, you can enjoy some clear water, see your fish, and be good with
your water changes to avoid stressing the fish.
And..........not a single test kit needed. This is my approach.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jerry Baker" <jerry at bakerweb_biz>
To: "aquatic plants digest" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 11:19 AM
Subject: Re: [APD] Green Water
> Liz Wilhite wrote:
> > I have noticed that we humans often prefer the more difficult path. :)
> > preferred method is to zap em then fix the water parameters, but I'm
> If you've zapped them, how do you gauge the success of your efforts to
> fix the water parameters? I can't see waiting to see if it returns being
> more time effective than watching for changes in an already existing
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