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  1. Greenwater culture means that you are letting the free floating green algae that is in the tank process the fish's waste - ammonia. You do not have a nitrogen cycle going in the tank- the algae does the work.

    Greenwater requires culturing enough algae that the needs of the tank are taken care of, without becomeing too thick for health. A filter is often used - for turnover and oxygenation - usually a slow filter. Greenwater tubs are cleaned every few days - the fish is lifted out and the entire tank is emptied - reserving a percentage of the green water to "seed" the greenfor the next round. The tub is scubbed and the percent green water replaced with fresh water and the fish is placed back in the tub.

    Green water is simply water that has a large amount of green free floating alage in it. You are running on a standard Nitrogen cycle or chemically cleaning the water or....something else.


    okay now i'm sure.. i'm the second one .. the green water culturing.. i have my filter running and do scrubing and change water ... but i don't take the fish out ... i just do normal water change ....

  2. first of all the fish will be stressed out in a tight space...they might be fine when they are small but as they get older they out grow their space ... the bigger the fish the more waste they produce ..so then the ratio of water and the ammonia or nitrate is being changed and is toxic to goldfish..

    when a fish starts to bottom sit...it indicates a problem already... without the readings of the levels of ur tank..its hard to define whats going on...

    for a start u should go and buy some test kits...

  3. It does not look cloudy in those pictures. Green water is really really hard to see on a computer screen. Green water, in person, is a learned culture.... I spent quite a while studying green water when in Singapore a few years back - looked at dozens of tubs of water to try to guage what a "growing green", "thick", "sick", "good", "fry green", "spawning green", "Sun green", etc. all looked like.

    ARe you doing a true "greenwater culture" or are you just running the tank with green water?

    lol i'm a bit lost already... i think i'm just running the tank with green water... but whats the difference if u don't mind me asking !

  4. how do u condition the male to hv breeding star ??? i have a male oranda that keeps chasing my other female oranda but i don't see any breeding star ... i'm not sure if that is possible to breed? is there a way to condition the male? do we condition it like the female?? how large of fish is the best size for breeding?

  5. About 20 to 25 small feed a day. I use auto feeder with a combination of some extra feed when ever I am around especially in the morning and night.

    Wow 20 to 25 times? lol i only do twice a day.. i'm worry its going to have sbd....how much do you give everytime? just approximate?

  6. for me the green water isn't a problem ... since i got it might as well just keep using it ... its better anyways ... but is there anyway to clear the cloudiness? i changed 70% of the water today and its still a bit cloudy..

    maybe i'll keep like alittle and start off with some new water and stay with my old filteration.. that might still keep the green water and clear off the cloudiness .. will that work ??

    all the readings are 0 .. thats the odd part !

  7. 1.Is there any easy no setup uv sterilizers out in the market??? Can u provide the name and the effectivness of the uv sterilizer?

    2.If i buy TurboTwist 6x 18W UV Sterilizer do i need to have a input pump or a canister filter first??

    3.Does a Uv sterilizer really work ? getting rid of bacteria? and other orginisms ? Is it really worth having?

    ps. i read the page that was pinned on the tanks and equipment about uv sterilizer... but i just wanna clearify my inquiries... thanks !!!

  8. Its funny its not really direct sunlight but then there are some sunlight that can shine through ... but i hvn't open the blinds for ages ... ^^ i have carbon in the filter ... i have it on light green for now .. changed about 90% of the water ... but the water is still abit blurry ..

  9. I have a 10 gallon tank that has a cloudy green water.. it was a accident when the water start turning green... the water started become cloudy then after it turned green... my filter is on always and i don't have my light on all the time? is that a different green water .. i changed water but i can't seem to get my water clear (like a mist in the water...) :( ... how can i get the green water to turn clear ? i want to keep the green water and the only way i can think of is to change all the water and grab some clear water from my other tanks ... IS IT SUPPOSE TO BE CLOUDY??

  10. When you only have white spots on wen it's usually growth on wen.. the white i would call it "buds" its just a tiny piece wen... If there is white spots on fins as well as their body then its probly ick .... you will see the unfamiliar behaviour when they swim... always wanted to scratch off the ick on gravels and other decorations ... How ick is triggered is when you have cold water added in your aquarium the ick become visable and will attach it to the fish. So always match the water temperature when you change water !! :rolleyes:

    You have a nice red cap !! Good luck with your red cap

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