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serious algae problem. help!!!!
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|Seems like you have a problem with "getting the balance right". Is it the water that's green or just the glass inside the tank.|
What size is the tank, what filter do you have, what lights do you have and do you have any air going into the tank from an airpump.
You will also find that if you clean your tank out from scratch every time, the friendly bacteria needed to break down fish waste will be killed off every time. Instead of emptying the tank, just remove 50% of the water and replace it with either rain water or tap water that's stood for a day or two.
Give us the info above and we'll see if we can help.
hi andy, not sure what filter it is, my uncle gave it to me, it's just a smallish one but i've had to lie it flat on the bottom of the tank coz the sucky thinks don't stick to the glass and it squashed and killed one of my fish. would this stop it working? the tank is 20" deep, 2ft long and 1ft wide. i don't have an airpump, but i am gonna get one. i bought some oxygen tablets but only used one the other day. i haven't got a light in the tank yet either but i have a lamp next it which lights the tank up, but i turn it off every night at about 10ish. and it is actually the water that is green, not the glass. thanks.x
|Blimey !!!...you seem to be doing everything right.|
If you an algea problem, it's usually a result of too much light or an excessive nutrient problem from either fish waste or the tap water (it's full of nasties)
Your filter should be fine working on its side (providing it's still working of course. You need to try to get some water changed without adding tap water. Maybe buy 5 litres of bottled water and use that for a while. Just don't clean the whole lot out as that might kill the fish.
You might want to add some plants to help with the balance or some gravel if you don't have any.
I really can't think of anything that you're doing wrong.....maybe someone else can think of something i've forgotten.