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Hazy
I thought of starting to make green water,after reading some of the post,to my understanding i must have aleast a 7000 Kelvin PL lamp without any filter and a air supply.I must feed the goldfish in order to produce ammonia.

Question1
Let say after 2-4 day,the water turn green,must i still feed my goldfish or just leave it alone?From Happybuddha :To say Green Water is god's gift to goldfish is not an understatement. It takes care of filtration, nutritions, and the general well-being of our pet. Practically the only thing you have to watch out for is the lower DO at night and a religious habit of weekly water change. Green water takes care of the rest.

Question 2
Too green is no good for the goldfish because is due to oxygen burn and ammonia.So how did all of you change to green water?Is it the same as certain percentage of the green water replace with new clear water like normal fish tank???
desireless
Bro HB has some info in the FAQ section.

The answers are here:

How To Cultivate Green Water From Scratch

How I Change My Green Water
square_guy
QUOTE(Hazy @ Thu 01 Apr 2004 03:07 AM)
Question1
Let say after 2-4 day,the water turn green,must i still feed my goldfish or just leave it alone?

do u think we humans will grow or stay healthy if surviving only on a liquid diet?
mountain
after you are sure its green water, try feeding in the morning and early afternoon, dun feed at nite. (well .. tats wat the guide says anyway)

for my practise, i feed moderately less every 4 hrs except after 7pm.
HappyBuddha
QUOTE(mountain @ Thu 01 Apr 2004 09:02 AM)
for my practise, i feed moderately less every 4 hrs except after 7pm.

huh? unsure.gif
mountain
unsure.gif unsure.gif unsure.gif wat wat wat?? dun keep me in suspense...
yeh, tat prob explains why the GnG dud is small rite? nvm, i have put him on a pump up mission.
desireless
I have a problem with fish in green water not eating as much as my other fishes.
Strangely I feed the fishes in green water and normal tank at same interval and same amount for each. But whenever I scoop the poos out of the green water, I see a lot of uneaten pellets and tubeflex worms. And it seems they have eaten less than half of the pellets I feed them.
square_guy
QUOTE(desireless @ Thu 01 Apr 2004 03:17 PM)
I have a problem with fish in green water not eating as much as my other fishes.
Strangely I feed the fishes  in green water and normal tank at same interval and same amount for each. But whenever I scoop the poos out of the green water, I see a lot of uneaten pellets and tubeflex worms. And it seems they have eaten less than half of the pellets I feed them.

having green water doesn't necessarily mean that the water is good u know smile.gif

maybe u shd start to test for ammonia...
Hazy
So that mean,feed moderately less for about 2 time a day after the water went green. laugh.gif
desireless
Not eating much has to do with ammonia level meh? I heard it is due to the fish already feed on the floating algae so they have no appetite for other food liao. But I would rather they eat the pellets because I want to pump them up quick. And I don't know if the rest of the bro has this same situation so I ask here.

Another strangely thing hor... The poos not green leh. How come ah? I saw a lot of fishes that just came from farms has these dark greenish poos. Mine still the brown brown one leh. unsure.gif
Seacucumber
try changing water.....
and starve them for a day or so.....
square_guy
if water no good, goldfish will be stressed. if they are stressed, appetite will not be there.

i also dun have green poos leh, but dun care tongue.gif
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