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Re: The endless algae battle



Great! Thanks David!

Karen
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Lains" <david at zfin_org>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 6:43 PM
Subject: 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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