Nov 3, 2002, 1:24 PM
Post #29 of 63
Re: [fwpy] green water problem
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Sorry I could not update all of you earlier as my computer suffered a virus attacked, subsequently hard drive crashed n cud not access internet until the damaged drive is replaced n new programs installed.
Anyway, here is an update of my green water problem. The good good news is that the water is getting clearer n clearer now. Look like the good bugs in the bio-chambers are rocking. The horrible green scourge is almost gone n for the first time in over 4 months, cud see all the lovely kois even at the bottom of the pond.Whole family are really excited to see the kois swimming again. Reckon water shud get crystal clear over the next few days.
Over the last 10 days, I did 3 water changes of 10% each change. Did not attempt more than 30% change as there was constant rainfall throughout the week. In addition, the waste in the chambers was drained off every other day n the mech-chamber was flushed twice. The water plants are flourishing, infact had outgrown the fg tank. Feeding was limited to one feed every other day.
The water readings had gradually improved n readings taken this evening were; pH abt 8, nitrate abt 90ppm, nitrite n ammonia abt 0.1.(pH has remained quite constant in the last 10 days).Will continue with controlled feeding n monitoring of water para n try bring down nitrate, nitrite n ammonia to lower levels. When water para returned to normal, will do a salting of 0.1%. Am I on the right track?
Really appreciates all the help n advises that all you SIFUS has given me. Thanks once again Dr. Tan, Johnson Lee, Lynne, cwnchong, SMW1, andyng n all those who have help in solving my GW problem.