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Aquarium Water Tranfusion

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by lightyear, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. lightyear

    lightyear Prolific Poster

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    Hello I am battling to green algae as I mentioned in my previous thread. Come across this idea to eliminate it. Call it the "Aquarium Water Transfusion" concept is simillar to blood transfer in hospital. lol. I do 50% water change from my aquarium 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening using the water from my tank that has no signs of algae or what so ever. lol
     
  2. Biollante

    Biollante Lifetime Charter Member
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    Uh... Not Really...

    Hi,

    I think you will find you are better off just doing straight water changes. :)

    If you think the outbreak is do to poor cycling then it makes more sense to import mulm and filter material.

    As the ever observant commentator on all things planted tanks and anti-conspiracy theorist, Tug pointed out in your aforementioned “other thread” all of this stuff, algae and so forth exist everywhere, when the conditions favor it (“it” can be good or bad) “it” breaks out. (A rude para phrase, I may have embellished a tad.)

    Biollante
     
  3. lightyear

    lightyear Prolific Poster

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    thanks for the inputs. this is not a consipracy. just being curious since curiousity might drive problem solving. anyway I give it a shot cause I don't want to do blackout just to solve any green water algae issues.

    doing straight water changes 50% a day will just bring me back to day one wherein i need to have colony of bacteria for ntrogen cycle, so i am gambling of reusing the water from my mature tanks.
     
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  4. anda

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    Bacteria are everywhere, mostly in your filter media, but also on the glass, rocks, filter tubes, etc. Doing straight water changes won't affect the colony as much. I go with Biollante, drop the transfusion method... unless you find it amusing enough to go through all the trouble...

    Green algea.... you mean green water? You would be better off doing a blackout. Water changes will only make it thrive in my experience...
     
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