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It doesn't???The green water doesn't look too bad.
Mmmmm doesn't the fish eat the daphnia though? I think I had daphnia before I got the fish... omg is the fish the problem???I have daphnia that'll clean out green water in a few days.
I mean... in any case I would like to prevent the green algae from taking over. When I do a water change, it just reproduces because it can. I don't think some bugs are the solution, especially with their main predator living there. I only have the one bowl. Walstad says to make the plants happier than the algae so I'm trying to figure out the lighting thing... any thoughts on the nap schedule?I've had an opaque green tank of green water. Yes, daphnia is fish food.
I hope you’re right!!!Your plants are growing nicely. Green water is often temporary. It sometimes just goes away on its own, perhaps from bacteria-eating viruses or competition from plants?
A 3-4 hour nap in the middle of the day is okay, but make sure the plants are getting a full 12-14 hour photoperiod.
Give the bowl another few weeks. Frankly, I wouldn't worry about it.
I boiled the wood and it leached a lot but I figured it would be done by now? It could definitely still be leaching but the color has turned more green than the yellow it was before, and it’s regenerating super fast whenever I do a water change… that’s why I think its algae… but of course I could be wrong.I wonder if it’s green water actually. It could be tannins leaching from the wood & soil. I have the same thing in my shrimp tank.
You have a great eye. The last picture is from before I pushed the wood down into the dirt after reading about the anaerobic dirt, I had seen people put the wood first a bunch of times but I still did it wrong and didn't want to rip the whole thing out and start over. It's actually two pieces, one big one, and one small one.Is it just me or did that piece of wood suddenly get bigger?
The last picture was to show the water yellowing from the leaching wood before I started having the algae problemsThe last picture of your bowl looks great, but if algae continues to concerns you, I would temporarily remove the wood.
Do you recommend any treatment to the wood in the meantime to keep the process from repeating if I plan to put it back in later?No matter how much you boiled and soaked, the driftwood could be causing your algae problems. It leaches nutrients that stimulate both bacteria and algae.
... if algae continues to concerns you, I would temporarily remove the wood.
Hi! It’s soil from the pots in my apartment, and 2-4mm gravel…I don't remember you ever mentioning what sort of substrate you have. What is that?