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RE: Green Water

> Date: Mon, 1 Nov 1999 16:56:41 -0800 (PST)
> From: Bob Delon <plantkeeper at yahoo_com>
> Subject: Green Water
> Hello,
> Water in my tank became green. I'd like to know what I
> should do.Thanks in advance for any suggetions.
>                                        Bob
I tried the usual things like water changes, changing the photoperiod, reducing 
ferts., but nothing worked.  I read on the Krib about a guy who used a UV 
sterilizer and a water-clearing product and had great results.  So, off to the 
LFS to buy a UV unit.  I hooked it up to a second canister and let it run for 
two days.  I then put in the appropriate amount of Accurel/F and watched the 
tank clear before my eyes!  It's definetly a quick but long-lasting fix as the 
green water never came back.  Plus, having the UV around for other uses such as 
a parasitic infection is useful too.