05-16-2005, 09:45 PM
Join Date: Mar 2005
| | Green water or bacterial bloom?
I read the thread on the GW question. My tank is experiencing the same problems but I'm not sure whether its just bacterial bloom or GW.
I have 192watts of cfp on a 48 gallon tank with pressurized CO2,Water filtered by a RENA Filstar. I follow the Seachem dosing regimen. The tank is densely planted and doing very well until the cloudy water came up.
I also observed that the water became cloudy after I took out the H.Polysperma and some stem plants and also after I began adding more fish. I used Accu-clear,it only cleared once but became cloudy again. My LFS recommended Hagen B-clear but I don't think its working.
Anyway,Its hard to tell whether its GW or just a bacterial bloom because the green hue of the plants seem to make the water green,I tried scooping a glass of water and put it under a light but its just cloudy not green. Should I use a UV sterilizer to clear the water? Should I also add more Excel to counter the algae?