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10-24-2008, 03:38 PM
please can someone advise me on my algae problem,i have goldfish in my 35litre tank,everything was fine for a year then my son turned off my filter(i didnt notice) and the algae is crazy the water is green.I have done 2 big water changes and its still very bad,the filter is a sting ray and is working.
help ,help!!!!!!!!

10-24-2008, 06:21 PM
The quickest way to get rid of algae that I have found is to turn off the light and not feed for a couple of days. (fish can go several days w/o food) just dont turn on the light. You can also even black out the entire tank. That will speed it up even more

10-24-2008, 10:36 PM
Yes ,stop feeding and keep it dark.I also remove all the decorations and plants and clean them under running water.For real plants I would prep some water for a w/c and wash the plants in that.Do not add it to your tank.

10-24-2008, 10:47 PM
filter floss in your filter will also help take away what is floating around in the water.

10-26-2008, 08:05 PM
thank you i will give it a go to see what happens!!

10-26-2008, 08:35 PM
It worked for me.Get a timer for your lights if you can.Its better for the fish too!:19:

10-27-2008, 02:53 AM
They need a bigger tank. A 35 liter tank is way too small for one goldfish, even worse for multiples and especially after a year.

Please read the sticky goldfish article, it should help a lot.

10-27-2008, 04:16 PM
were can i read that article about sticky golfish is it on this web site?

10-27-2008, 04:29 PM
How is the algae problem going?

10-27-2008, 07:21 PM
It is in red at the top of the goldfish forum (where this thread is posted). It is also in my blog.

10-28-2008, 08:44 PM
Still Not Great I Got New Filter Pads And Im Keeping The Light Off And Ill Do Another Water Change The End Of This Week.
Thanks For Asking

10-29-2008, 09:44 PM
Hi Im New To This Web Site And I Dont Seem To Be Grasping It Very Well,my Algae Problem Is Still A Bit Bad So I Will Do Another Water Change This Week To See If That Helps And I Got New Pads For My Filter,can You Let Me Know If You Got This Thread As Im Not Really Sure How To Work This Site Yet.
Thanks Very Much!!!

10-29-2008, 09:57 PM
Sometimes water changes can aid in growing algae, as it provides nice oxygenated water. I'd do a water change, keep the pad in the filter, and do a 6 day blackout. Cover the tank completely, taping edges so that absolutely no light gets in. DO NOT PEEK...fish are not fed, but that won't harm them. After 6 days, another water change... remove pads. You need to find the cause of the algae growth, as if the problem is not correcred, it will happen again. Stop any sunlight hitting the tank, keep lights on no more than 8 hours, do not overfeed...