Dec 22, 2009, 1:05 PM
Post #5 of 13
Hi Brother ,
Re: [lamig747] Clear/n Water but Greenish Tinge: How to Turn Crystal?
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Only the ponder himself will be able to define if it's "sunbaked water" or brown water . We define this water coloration by color hazel ..
In some case when too much bacteria suddenly die off due medication or other reasons within an enclosed pond , the water is brownish in color as well , but the turbility is way off in such case .
meaning , the clarity of brown water when bacteria die off is a little blur or murky in other , while in the case of sunbaked coloration of color darker than hazel , the clarity and bacteria level remains .
This is usually the case of new pond water that's salted and had been in pond without water change for an extended period , probably more than 5 days , and exposed to heavy sunlight for long hours .
Best way of getting rid of green water is not water change alone , but the installation of UV lights ( check the lifespan of your UV lights if you have , it's probably expired ) . UV lights will help you get rid of algae spores that's free floating in the water that gives off the greenish tinge in your water coloration . Bentonite clay , will help cluster fines , as well as the dead alage , and probably this will help gather them at the bottom of your chambers , and flushing is imperative when such scenario takes place , before the dead algae decompose .
Hope this help .