Why does this happen and how do I prevent it?
Green water (or ‘Pea Soup’) is caused by an algal bloom suspended in the aquarium water. There are several factors that can cause excessive growth of algae and although a Green Away treatment will remove algae the causative factors must be addressed to prevent further outbreaks.
Major influencing factors are :
- Over exposure to light (especially natural sun light) so it is important to control lighting levels (using a timer to mimic a natural day night cycle) and consider the positioning of your tank as aquariums should never be positioned in direct sunlight
- Excess nutrients in the tank can be controlled by introducing live plants to use up some of those and regular water changes to reduce these further
Other areas to consider to help prevent further outbreaks and aid treatment: