5 years ago#1
Coni
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my 20 gallon tank keeps turning green help, it is a knew tank had 10 gallons before and never had this problem. 2 fish disappeared have 4 frogs in though

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5 years ago#2
achintya
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where do you keep in your aquarium?does our aquarium get direct sunlight?if your tank gets direct sunlight then your aquarium will be affected by algal bloom..use a magnetic scrabbler to remove it and best that if you don't keep your tank besides direct sunlight...

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5 years ago#3
Phil Saint
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algea is normaly caused by to much light or over feeding or both, id reduce the amount of light and go easy on the feeding for a couple of days another alternative is live plants, they will use up all the good stuff the algea needs to thrive

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5 years ago#4
Coni
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Thank you for your answers. I change almost all water like 3/4 then added the chemicals petco gave me kept light off and put a black sheet over it. My tank does get alot of sunlight I have two windows in where it is but I dont feel its direct light.

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5 years ago#5
achintya
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ok,using a magnetic scrabbler will be a good idea if you find that green spots on your glass..

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5 years ago#6
johnarthur
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Adding a bunch of chemicals usually doesn't improve much of anything. In fact it can kill beneficial bacteria and produce dangerous, rapid changes in water parameters. In addition, changing 3/4 of the water at once can change water parameters too quickly. You should at least be sure the replacement water temperature is very close to that of the original aquarium water.

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