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RE: The endless algae battle



Hi Karen

Add the recommended amount of diatomaceous earth to a 5 gallon bucket of
water.  Run the filter on the bucket till the water is clear.  Transfer the
filter to the tank.  Marinelands web site may have more info.

Best fishes
David

><{{{>-----Original Message-----
><{{{>From: owner-killietalk at aka_org [mailto:owner-killietalk at aka_org]On
><{{{>Behalf Of Karen Perdue
><{{{>Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 3:31 PM
><{{{>To: killietalk at aka_org
><{{{>Subject: Re: The endless algae battle
><{{{>
><{{{>
><{{{>How do you charge it with diatomaceous earth? I have one of
><{{{>these filters,
><{{{>and would love to know how to do it for future reference!
><{{{>TIA!
><{{{>Karen
><{{{>----- Original Message -----
><{{{>From: "David Lains" <david at zfin_org>
><{{{>To: <killietalk at aka_org>
><{{{>Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 2:30 PM
><{{{>Subject: RE: The endless algae battle
><{{{>
><{{{>
><{{{>> If I remember correctly a magnum micron (white pleated)
><{{{>filter charged
><{{{>with
><{{{>> diatomaceous earth will filter out the green water.  It
><{{{>reportedly filters
><{{{>> out ich when it is free swimming.
><{{{>>
><{{{>> Good luck
><{{{>> David
><{{{>>
><{{{>> ><{{{>-----Original Message-----
><{{{>> ><{{{>From: owner-killietalk at aka_org
><{{{>[mailto:owner-killietalk at aka_org]On
><{{{>> ><{{{>Behalf Of Karen Perdue
><{{{>> ><{{{>Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 5:02 PM
><{{{>> ><{{{>To: killietalk at aka_org
><{{{>> ><{{{>Subject: Re: The endless algae battle
><{{{>> ><{{{>
><{{{>> ><{{{>
><{{{>> ><{{{>Steve,
><{{{>> ><{{{>Here's what I was told to do with two refractory tanks filled
><{{{>> ><{{{>with green at
><{{{>> ><{{{>the shop.
><{{{>> ><{{{>
><{{{>> ><{{{>Move the fish
><{{{>> ><{{{>Clean the inside of the tank thoroughly
><{{{>> ><{{{>Fill tank and run filter
><{{{>> ><{{{>Cover tank for 3 days, so NO light gets in at all
><{{{>> ><{{{>Do a partial water change
><{{{>> ><{{{>Add fish back in
><{{{>> ><{{{>
><{{{>> ><{{{>These two tanks aren't in line with each other, the tanks on
><{{{>> ><{{{>either side of
><{{{>> ><{{{>them are fine, but even doing daily water changes I can't
><{{{>> ><{{{>beat the algae, so
><{{{>> ><{{{>I'm going to use black trash bags to cover them, the
><{{{>> ><{{{>customers are going to
><{{{>> ><{{{>wonder WHAT I'm up to now<G> but hopefully this will work,
><{{{>> ><{{{>I'm ready to pull
><{{{>> ><{{{>my hair out over these two tanks!!
><{{{>> ><{{{>
><{{{>> ><{{{>karen
><{{{>> ><{{{>----- Original Message -----
><{{{>> ><{{{>From: "Steve Thomas" <steve at nixhosting_com>
><{{{>> ><{{{>To: <killietalk at aka_org>
><{{{>> ><{{{>Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 1:54 PM
><{{{>> ><{{{>Subject: The endless algae battle
><{{{>> ><{{{>
><{{{>> ><{{{>
><{{{>> ><{{{>> This is going to be a long message so buckle up :)
><{{{>> ><{{{>>
><{{{>> ><{{{>> I have been battling an algae problem for so long and it is
><{{{>> ><{{{>continually
><{{{>> ><{{{>> winning. When I built my tank shelfs I used 2 4 foot light
><{{{>> ><{{{>tube fixtures.
><{{{>> ><{{{>I
><{{{>> ><{{{>> bought these lights that were called outdoors. I was told
><{{{>> ><{{{>they simulate
><{{{>> ><{{{>sun
><{{{>> ><{{{>> light more. I figured since they are like the sun then it
><{{{>> ><{{{>would be more
><{{{>> ><{{{>> natural for the fish. They are 40w and I figured this would
><{{{>> ><{{{>be perfect. So
><{{{>> ><{{{>I
><{{{>> ><{{{>> bought 4 of them 3 for each shelf. Now I dont know
><{{{>if these are
><{{{>the
><{{{>> ><{{{>problem
><{{{>> ><{{{>> or what.
><{{{>> ><{{{>>
><{{{>> ><{{{>> Now the problem is that all the tanks under these lights
><{{{>> ><{{{>turn to green
><{{{>> ><{{{>> water. Hey the green water comes in handy for my cultures
><{{{>> ><{{{>:) . But I don't
><{{{>> ><{{{>> need it and it really irritates me. A few weeks ago I
><{{{>> ><{{{>stripped down 4
><{{{>> ><{{{>tanks
><{{{>> ><{{{>> completely. I scrubbed every part thoroughly and even
><{{{>> ><{{{>bleached a lot of
><{{{>> ><{{{>it.
><{{{>> ><{{{>> 2 days later they were green water and I couldn't see the
><{{{>> ><{{{>fish again.
><{{{>> ><{{{>>
><{{{>> ><{{{>> Another thing that may be the problem is my setup is in a
><{{{>> ><{{{>dining room
><{{{>> ><{{{>which
><{{{>> ><{{{>> has windows on every big wall. My setup is centered right
><{{{>> ><{{{>in the middle of
><{{{>> ><{{{>> the window where the green tanks are. But I have full black
><{{{>> ><{{{>curtains and a
><{{{>> ><{{{>> shade. No sun light gets through except the light you can
><{{{>> ><{{{>see through the
><{{{>> ><{{{>> black curtains. It isn't like light it's just you can see
><{{{>> ><{{{>where sun light
><{{{>> ><{{{>is
><{{{>> ><{{{>> coming in and the curtain is drowning it out. So
><{{{>I'm pretty sure
><{{{>the
><{{{>> ><{{{>window
><{{{>> ><{{{>> is not the problem. Also since the bottom shelf is the
><{{{>> ><{{{>floor no sun light
><{{{>> ><{{{>> would get down there from the window and the bottom shelf
><{{{>> ><{{{>is the one with
><{{{>> ><{{{>> the most green water.
><{{{>> ><{{{>>
><{{{>> ><{{{>> I've tried a few algae killers and the algae just laughed
><{{{>> ><{{{>at it. I was
><{{{>> ><{{{>> thinking of buying 4 foot UV sterilizer lights and
><{{{>> ><{{{>replacing one light per
><{{{>> ><{{{>> shelf with these. But those lights are so darn expensive.
><{{{>> ><{{{>>
><{{{>> ><{{{>> So now that you have the story do you have any pointers or
><{{{>> ><{{{>suggestions?
><{{{>> ><{{{>> Please help me. Thank you in advance.
><{{{>> ><{{{>>
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