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lincoln
Try to cultivate green water this few weeks, but no green water yet. Put the tub some where got sunlight, but end up got algae growing on side/bottom of the tub only sad.gif can somebody please explain why...
CyberET
how many fish? how much water? a photo of your setup will be good.
top_view_ranchu
Also how often you change water?
lincoln
QUOTE(top_view_ranchu @ Wed, 06 Apr 2005 11:57 pm)
Also how often you change water?
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Once a week as usual. yes.gif
desireless
First of all, what filter are you using in the tub?
charles
Try to take off active carbon, rise up the NO3.
lincoln
QUOTE(CyberET @ Wed, 06 Apr 2005 9:26 pm)
how many fish? how much water? a photo of your setup will be good.
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So sorry, no cam so no photo. anyway its a 3 by 2ft tub. how much water i dunno how to calculate....
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lincoln
QUOTE(desireless @ Thu, 07 Apr 2005 12:51 pm)
First of all, what filter are you using in the tub?
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well actually I am just using air stone for areation....
lincoln
QUOTE(charles @ Thu, 07 Apr 2005 1:00 pm) *

Try to take off active carbon, rise up the NO3.


so sorry no carbon is use in my tub
desireless
QUOTE(lincoln @ Thu, 07 Apr 2005 3:34 pm)
well actually I am just using air stone for areation....
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Then that's quite strange. Please take a photo and show us your setup.
CP
Lincoln,

You still did not mention how many fish.

Algae by the sides,is the water clear?.If you have algae and clear water I suspect the system is already cycled with nitrates as end product.Few weeks mean got time to cycle already.Perhaps got BBs from your old airstone.Thats why no green water.

(p/s - from your earlier postings advocating green water I am quite surprised at this posting)
lincoln
QUOTE(cpiw2002 @ Thu, 07 Apr 2005 4:51 pm)
Lincoln,

You still did not mention how many fish.

Algae by the sides,is the water clear?.If you have algae and clear water I suspect the system is already cycled with nitrates as end product.Few weeks mean got time to cycle already.Perhaps got BBs from your old airstone.Thats why no green water.

(p/s - from your earlier postings advocating green water I am quite surprised at this posting)
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Oops sorry 3 nisai fish..yes water is clear. Aiya I also dunno why, last time no problem at all(starting you will see green algae at side, then the next moment green water appear liao, very fast one)Then now got this problem, my mind very stress man.. sad.gif
CP
QUOTE(lincoln @ Thu, 07 Apr 2005 4:56 pm)
Oops sorry 3 nisai fish.. Aiya I also dunno why, last time no problem at all, starting you will see green algae at side, then the next moment green water appear liao. Then now got this problem, my mind very stress man..
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I think the system is cycling due to BBs(even without filter).The ammonia produced is consumed by BBs instead of the green water's free floating algae.Maybe you shd try starting from scratch with new airstones.

(Sorry ah,I post like expert but I do not use green water.Regurtiating facts from reading only.Bros who are more well versed in this field pls correct me if I am wrong otherwise I will be misleading people)
lincoln
QUOTE(cpiw2002 @ Thu, 07 Apr 2005 5:05 pm)
I think the system is cycling due to BBs(even without filter).The ammonia produced is consumed by BBs instead of the green water's free floating algae.Maybe you shd try starting from scratch with new airstones.

(Sorry ah,I post like expert but I do not use green water.Regurtiating facts from reading only.Bros who are more well versed in this field pls correct me if I am wrong otherwise I will be misleading people)
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So sorry I am not well versed in chemical reaction.cos I failed my sicence in my skool days..hehehehe..what nitrates, Ph....blaablablaaa..I am very stupid one lo..From What I know, creating green water, everything must be simple,one tub,anti-chlorine,airstone and sunlight,thats what I learned from a professional cos he say must keep it the way japanese man are keeping their ranchu(totally no chemical added at all). Think I saw one post regarding about green water setup, must wash the tub till very clean so no BB will be created.. Think I will just have to setup everything again longpia.gif anyway thank you brazzz...really appreciate your advise... yes.gif
mountain
WA!! 3 NISAI AH! STRESS AH!!
goldrush
lincoln

You came to this forum with such gusto that I assume you to be a pro but on your subsequent postings you appeared a novice in the making.I'm a bit confused leh.so which is which?

goldrush
white horse T1
QUOTE(goldrush @ Thu, 07 Apr 2005 8:40 pm)
lincoln

You came to this forum with such gusto that I assume you to be a pro but on your subsequent postings you appeared a novice in the making.I'm a bit confused leh.so which is which?

goldrush
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lincoln
QUOTE(goldrush @ Thu, 07 Apr 2005 8:40 pm)
lincoln

You came to this forum with such gusto that I assume you to be a pro but on your subsequent postings you appeared a novice in the making.I'm a bit confused leh.so which is which?

goldrush
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You see the point is I keep my fish simple but as for chemical reation wise, Im a nerdie. Im not entering this forum to mislead everybody that "hey look" pro is here...but to reach for a solution, chat and share ideas of ranchu keeping. Even a OLD bird told me once that all his ranchus die the next day he woke up, ask him WHY, you know what he say.." I dunno also leh".So from his lame answer,am I supposed to tell him that hes making a beginner statement but works like a pro.At that point of time, IM also confused lehhhhh...so which is which?

Lincoln
lincoln
QUOTE(white horse T1 @ Thu, 07 Apr 2005 11:02 pm)
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hey thats a good one, ren bu ke mao SALT huh
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