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Floating algae provides green water in the aquarium. Small, single-celled algae grow at such a rapid rate that the aquarium takes on a green haze. The special thing about these plankton-like organisms is that they have both plant and animal properties. In addition, these floating algae can provide their own food during the day. If no light is available, the chlorophyll changes to translucent. An old method by darkening the aquarium will therefore not offer a solution. In most cases, there will be another outbreak of the floating algae without additional measures.
The cause is often due to a sudden change. For example, due to an increase in temperature during the summer, an ammonia peak due to turmoil in the soil or due to dead animals. An outbreak of floating algae during the start-up phase also occurs regularly, because the biological balance is still too young. The balance is then still far to seek and algae see their chance to use this situation for their development.
The most important remedy against floating algae is a good balance in the aquarium. Avoid intense light and shorten the lighting time to max. 8 hours. Get plants to grow by adding nutrients and change 50% of the aquarium water. If there are still problems with green water in the aquarium, a UVC filter can offer a solution.
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