Re: [RML] Green WaterSPAM!

Larry Stein (lstein at
Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:54:47 -1000

Can I make green water with food coloring????

I also have made red water and most of the color palette... I just seem to
lose the colors with time and water changes...

At 06:31 PM 1/11/99 -0800, you wrote:
>Hi Ernie,
> I have to say, that if you really have a rearing tank then maybe you
>should keep the stuff. When I'm raising fry, I ADD green water. The
>best batch of fry I every raised was in a tank that "turned" and the fry
>grew faster, and larger than in other tanks. Wish I could figure out
>what made the tank turn green, I'd always do it, I did not even have to
>add any APR. The green went away right about the time the fry were
>really starting too consume large (a relative term) amounts of BBS. I
>speculate the brine shrimp were helping to filter it out, kinda like gut
>loading them too :). Of course at 2 cm the fry are probably beyond the
>need, or desire, for food that small. I'd be tempted to move them and
>add full mops.
>Ernie Burns wrote:
>> Help!! I have a 20 gallon long nursery tank with about 50 M.
>> boesemani juveniles, each about 2 cm in length. The fish are doing
>> great, but the water is green. Even though the tank doesn't receive any
>> sunlight and the amount of tank light has been reduced to 12 hours per
>> day, the problem persists. I do get some relief when I keep the light
>> off for a few days, but that is not an ideal situation. I am keeping
>> the temperature at 80 degrees and have 2 sponge filters and a canister
>> filter (Aquaclear) running. Water changes don't bring much relief. Any
>> suggestions other than living with it????
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