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Old 08-19-2013, 01:50 PM   #1 
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Question combating algae bloom

both of my tanks are suffering an algae bloom due to the heat- Unable to move these tank anywhere else- not sure if there is any treatment that I can use to eliminate it- on top of numerous water changes.??
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:12 PM   #2 
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What king of algae? Is it green? Milky? There may be a way to help if know what kind of algae you're refering to.
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green water.

I have covered the tank for 4 days and done loads of water changes- but the heat here makes it very difficult to combat.

need to find an alternative in combination with water changes
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:29 PM   #4 
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Green water is an excess of tiny organisms called phytoplankton, which are part of the algae family. Green water is usually caused by high ammonia levels combined with too much light. It often occurs during the summer when the temperature is warmer, or if you have placed your tank near a window that has a prolonged photoperiod in the summer.

Obstruct any unwanted light, perform a water change, and use a UV filter clarifier.
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yes- my tanks are in a conservatory, and it gets very warm- would like to know if there is anything i can add to the water to stop after doing a water change??
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There are products, but I would definitely try cutting off the source first... Reduce light and keep doing tons of water changes.
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:27 PM   #7 
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i cant keep the tanks covered forever!!!!
I did it for 4 days and nothing really happened- It was only the water changes that cleared it.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:02 AM   #8 
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another 90% water change- plus as its so hot here 31C in the shade-I have disconnected the heater in the tank so that during the night when the temp drops i may stop the algae bloom from growing due to adverse conditions( this time last year I didnt have a heater)

fish bowl 100% water change (2nd change)


90% water change of communal tank + no heater


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