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    The cyanobacteria is growing on the plants. The plants are not the cause of bloom.The cause is high levels of nitrate and other waste products in the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madagascariensis View Post
    The cyanobacteria is growing on the plants. The plants are not the cause of bloom.The cause is high levels of nitrate and other waste products in the water.
    Okaydoke I'll just keep an eye on stuff then. I tested today though and my Nitrates weren't any higher than usual. So it's more likely waste

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    So few questions:
    What other actions can I do to stop this? I read turning lights off helps is that true?

    My tap water has 10ppm of Nitrates in it all the time so how helpful are water changes going to be if Nitrates are the cause of the algae?

    What's a good gravel vacuum/siphon?

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    okay I bought that vacuum and it's going to be here tuesday because they didn't have it at my fishy storeeeee rip

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    Also I remove the "algae" by hand whenever I see it. Jus rub your index finger and thumb over the leaf it should rub right off and into the trash :)

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    So I found the vacuum isn't picking up the algae off the plants so I rubbed everything off and tried to vacuum it up from the gravel or took it right out of the tank if it stayed on my fingers.

    My sink has some draining issues so we're going to fix it tomorrow and try again.

    I also think I've found the problem. There's a lot of yuck in my gravel that my other siphon wasn't picking up - thanks petsmart - so I'm thinking tomorrow I'll pull everything out and give the gravel a really good cleaning with this new vacuum.

    Are huge water changes dangerous? Or should I be okay since good bacteria is in the filter not the water?

    I ended up doing about 50% today just from trying to get into the gravel and this tube is huge vs my 10 gal. Would I be okay to do another big one tomorrow - hopefully less with nothing in the way - or should I not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoelFae View Post
    Are huge water changes dangerous? Or should I be okay since good bacteria is in the filter not the water?
    Yes and no. Huge water changes are not inherently dangerous. It's the fluctuations in water temperature and other parameters that may be caused by large water changes that are really dangerous.
    In a neglected tank where the tank water has decreased pH, high nitrates and other altered parameters, a large water change can be harmful since the tap water parameters are radically different.
    In a tank with a history of regular water changes, the tank's parameters are similar to that of the tap water and you can change large amounts of water, provided you match the temperature and dechlorinate the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madagascariensis View Post
    Yes and no. Huge water changes are not inherently dangerous. It's the fluctuations in water temperature and other parameters that may be caused by large water changes that are really dangerous.
    In a neglected tank where the tank water has decreased pH, high nitrates and other altered parameters, a large water change can be harmful since the tap water parameters are radically different.
    In a tank with a history of regular water changes, the tank's parameters are similar to that of the tap water and you can change large amounts of water, provided you match the temperature and dechlorinate the water.
    My usual water changes are 10%-20% a week and I always try to keep the temperature almost exact (I have a "water changing thermometer") my nitrates are usually steady around 20 - though the last check today they were high but I did a change and hopefully they'll drop

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    Not to change the subject entirely, but I never really understood the whole Python system. wouldn't it totally mess up the tank water's PH and Temp ect? Not to mention the added chlorine and Chloramine?

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