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Grossmann
Hi, wanna starts using Green Water but I am not sure whether how big we need to cultivate them??

I saw the posts by Bros here that a Guppy tubs does a good job but some use 2FT tank as well..

Any limitation for this issue here??

Please advice..

Cheers
Seacucumber
size is not an issue...
but stocking issue is....

my greenwater guppy tub house only 3 pcs of 4 inch ranchu.....
and tats the limit liao.....
manammakan
QUOTE(g-string @ Thu 01 Apr 2004 09:43 PM)
size is not an issue...
but stocking issue is....

my greenwater guppy tub house only 3 pcs of 4 inch ranchu.....
and tats the limit liao.....

I tried to cultivate green water in blue tub wif 2 fishes.

But after 4 days become algea water leh.
RBT
hi guys n gals have been trying to post msg 3-4 times liao if u c any of my msg please inform me. i don't know where mgses gone to unsure.gif anyway the following is for bro HB , 1. lets assume we start green water in 3" of water and hey presto 6th day green water shiok.gif shiok.gif ok now can we keep it going by diluting it with de-chlorinated tap-water n postponing/cancelling oxygen burn to our precious gfs??? unsure.gif unsure.gif N 2.can we pour some of this green water into the main tank for the other gfs i know that the filter will get rid of the green water but at least they can have it for awhile shiok.gif shiok.gif (wait a minute will it cause algae bloom???) n 3.lets say we must start green water again.How much green water can we use to seed the new water???of cause the more we use the faster it will be heheheh. i have not started on green water yet but being lazy i am trying to find lobang /short-cut to cultivation of green water hehehe shiok.gif tongue.gif dear HB for enlightenment please beg2.gif
HappyBuddha
QUOTE(RBT @ Thu 01 Apr 2004 11:29 PM)
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HappyBuddha
QUOTE(RBT @ Thu 01 Apr 2004 11:29 PM)
1. lets assume we start green water in 3" of water  and hey presto 6th day green water shiok.gif  shiok.gif  ok now can we keep it going by diluting it with de-chlorinated tap-water n postponing/cancelling  oxygen burn to our precious gfs???  unsure.gif  unsure.gif

I think that will work... but wouldn't the water in your tub eventually overflow? It's still best to discard the old green water and start afresh weekly. If the weather condition is such that your green water turns too intensed, diluting by siphoning out some will be fine.

QUOTE(RBT @ Thu 01 Apr 2004 11:29 PM)
2.can we pour some of this green water into the main tank for the other gfs i know that the filter will get rid of the green water but at least they can have it for awhile shiok.gif  shiok.gif  (wait a minute will it cause algae bloom???) n

If I'm not wrong, the fish need to be in the green water for at least 3-4 weeks before you will see any noticable change.

QUOTE(RBT @ Thu 01 Apr 2004 11:29 PM)
3.lets say we must start green water again.How much green water can we use to seed the new water???of cause the more we use the faster it will be heheheh.  i have not started on green water yet but being lazy i am trying to find lobang /short-cut to cultivation of green water  hehehe shiok.gif  tongue.gif      dear HB for enlightenment please beg2.gif

As a general rule, a 5% seed should be okay. Experiment with the percentage to find out how to balance how quickly the water turns intensely green and your work schedule. Over time you'll learn to make changes to even accomodate forcasted weather condition. tongue.gif of course.... this is not necessary if you use artificial lightings.
RBT
Thanks for the info HB.One more ?.
  • u have provided a chart for us on green water,how critical is it for us to follow this chart .if the gfs get oxygen burn -- how fast will they feel it (hows the symtoms like) n will they die.??most importantly is there any remedy??
HappyBuddha
QUOTE(RBT @ Fri 02 Apr 2004 10:02 PM)
Thanks for the info HB.One more ?.
  • u have provided a chart for us on green water,how critical is it for us to follow this chart .if the gfs get oxygen burn -- how fast will they feel it (hows the symtoms like) n will they die.??most importantly is there any remedy??

Oxygen burn is really a problem for outdoor green water pond. So far I only know one bro experienced it (a few times!) If I'm not wrong, the fish won't die directly becoz of oxygen burn (correct me if I'm wrong). I don't know what's the remedy except to correct the water condition and let the fish heals itself.
RBT
Thanks again HB.
  • could the bro who experienced it a few times give us a few pointers.Such as how gfs were reacting ,what the remedial action bro took and any casualties.tks ahead
square_guy
i'm one of the few who experienced O2 burn in a indoor (actually is balcony) tub. nothing deadly, just some damaged fins which recovered quite quickly.

just change water when the green is too intense lor
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