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HappyBuddha
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I'm sure by now you have read that green water is in a shade of "pea soup green", "jade green", "sugar cane green" etc. You also know that jade comes in different grades and they are of different shades of green, some almost white! mad.gif So what is "jade green"?

Nevertheless, I would like to know, in your mind, just how green is "intense green"?

The red bar represents your fish swimming about 6 inches beneath water surface on a typical sunny day.

Please take a guess even if you have never seen green water before but have read about it. rolleyes.gif
void
So... is the intense green is no good to goldfish? ie, too green?
Seacucumber
after i just change water = area number 1

2 days after changing water with good sun = area number 2

4th day after changing water = area number 3(which i feel is the right intensity)

6th and 7th day = area number 4 (must change water liao)

if hit area number 5, its too green liao....
i kenna once, my fish get oxygen burn.....
Seacucumber
hmm...probably between 3 and 4 is ideal......
CyberET
anything 4 and above is too dark for me.. i'll start experiencing o2 burns on those fishes with bigger tails if i still don't change in a day or 2
HappyBuddha
Kekeke. So far it seems the concensus is box number 4 is "intense green", which I agree too.

Now... which is "sugar cane" and "Pea Soup" green? Perhaps Box 2? biggrin.gif

Maybe I should call Amos of TFT to tell him his "green water" isn't the real thing and to stop the false advertisement in his shop!

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caster
QUOTE(HappyBuddha @ Fri 20 Feb 2004 01:18 PM)
Kekeke.  So far it seems the concensus is box number 4 is "intense green", which I agree too.

Now... which  is "sugar cane" and "Pea Soup" green?  Perhaps Box 2?  biggrin.gif

Maybe I should call Amos of TFT to tell him his "green water" isn't the real thing and to stop the false advertisement in his shop!

tongue.gif

I am thinking of cultivating my green water liao... so I bot a 250W MH light. the bulb that comes with it is 5200K do u think it is good enough to let the water turn green??

Thanks
Seacucumber
QUOTE(caster @ Fri 20 Feb 2004 03:09 PM)
I am thinking of cultivating my green water liao... so I bot a 250W MH light. the bulb that comes with it is 5200K do u think it is good enough to let the water turn green??

Thanks

wah lan....power sia!
but hor....

i dunno...

i am a noob in artificial green water cultivation..

hahahahaha rolleyes.gif
caster
QUOTE(g-string @ Fri 20 Feb 2004 05:21 PM)
wah lan....power sia!
but hor....

i dunno...

i am a noob in artificial green water cultivation..

hahahahaha  rolleyes.gif

I bot it with James from SGReefclub... cheap cheap niah only $60.... and somemore the ballast can use up up 400W MH bulb...hehhehe..... maybe can even boil the green water... tongue.gif

Refer to the thread below to see how some of the guys DIY..

http://www.sgreefclub.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=12379

anyhow, I will try green water cultivation this weekend with some seed water and will report back on my cultivation results.

cheers
Allan
To me, I get ready to change water when the intensity is around 4. Delay for a day and it'll be 5. By then I will most certainly change it immediately. The risks involved is too high. For emergency or when I'm too busy to spend time changing the intense green water, I simply dilute them by drainning 30% away and topping up with tap water. That would last me another 2 days.

My dream is to keep my green water constantly between 3 and 4. This is done by frequent partial water change. I am not sure if it will work but I don't see why not. Grin.
Allan
QUOTE(caster @ Fri 20 Feb 2004 03:09 PM)
I am thinking of cultivating my green water liao... so I bot a 250W MH light. the bulb that comes with it is 5200K do u think it is good enough to let the water turn green??

Thanks

That's a good question and I long for an answer too. A Metal Halide 5200 Kelvin blub costs a lot less than a 6500 kelvin bulb.

I hope it will work but I have my doubts.

Please do tell us how it goes.

Good luck and keeping my fingers crossed.
Allan
QUOTE(caster @ Fri 20 Feb 2004 05:29 PM)
anyhow, I will try green water cultivation this weekend with some seed water and will report back on my cultivation results.

Hi there

Any success with your MH lamp's green water?
nobnoba
any of you familiar with oxygen burn?
its easy to treat and prevent. but does it have a long-term effect?
these last few weeks, i was late to change my greenwater. some of my ranchu suffered from oxygen burn. will it have an effect in the future? perhaps, stunted growth?
desireless
Do you have any photo of "oxygen burn"?

I am curious to know how it looks like smile.gif
nobnoba
U never seen 'oxygen burn'?
easy, dont change your green water for 10 days, then u see. hehehe just kidding.
its like bags of air beneath the skin, usually in the tails. how big are the bags of air? depend on how bad is the oxygen burn, usually about half a rice. do u get the picture?
sorry no picture of the disease
The Matrix
QUOTE(nobnoba @ Mon, 30 Aug 2004 04:55 pm)
sorry no picture of the disease
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not a disease, but a natural phenomenon.

Just some air pockets trapped in the fish. Most obvious to see such pockets of air bubble are at the fins but it could got trap inside the fish.
HappyBuddha
QUOTE(The Matrix @ Mon, 30 Aug 2004 05:13 pm)
not a disease, but a natural phenomenon.

Just some air pockets trapped in the fish. Most obvious to see such pockets of air bubble are at the fins but it could got trap inside the fish.
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Need a clarification...

"Trap inside the fish" as in internally beneath the scales or on the body's surface? unsure.gif
Melvyn
QUOTE(HappyBuddha @ Thu, 19 Feb 2004 8:04 pm)


I'm sure by now you have read that green water is in a shade of "pea soup green", "jade green", "sugar cane green" etc.  You also know that jade comes in different grades and they are of different shades of green, some almost white!  mad.gif  So what is "jade green"?

Nevertheless, I would like to know, in your mind, just how green is "intense green"?

The red bar represents your fish swimming about 6 inches beneath water surface on a typical sunny day.

Please take a guess even if you have never seen green water before but have read about it. rolleyes.gif
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I will change water if I see no.2 red bar.
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