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Re: green water

> Roger Miller wrote:
> > The objective of filtering IMO, is not to remove all of the algae cells
> > but to remove the nutrients which the algae cells have captured in their
> > biomass.
> This might work if the filter is cleaned frequently - probably daily.  
> If the filter is left in place long enough for the algae trapped on 
> the filter to die and decay, then their contained nutrients will be 
> released back into the tank.

When using a micron or diatom filter for removing green water, the
filter medium should be removed and discarded or bleached in the case of
the Magnum micron cartridge after about 24-48 hours. Once the tank has
clear water, I stop using the filter. It creates a very strong flow in
the tank and decreases the CO2 level.

Steve Pushak                              Vancouver, BC, CANADA 

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