Our Diagnosis

It sounds like your aquarium has an algal bloom

How to be sure

Your aquarium is so green you can’t see your fish! It’s green, cloudy and a bit like pea-soup. This isn’t great for your fish and they may be gasping at the surface.

Step 1 – Treat your aquarium

  • Remove the carbon filter from your filtration – but don’t forget to return it 7 days after the last dose.
  • Treat your aquarium with Green Away. You can check how much you need to dose here.
  • Test your aquarium water for high nitrate levels and treat with Nitrasafe.
  • Clean your filter and check there aren’t any blockages.
  • Ensure your aquarium is not positioned in direct sunlight. Add an Auto Timer to mimic a (10 hours on, 14 hours off) natural day/night cycle.

Step 2 – Support your fish

  • If your fish are looking unwell, dose with Aquilibrium First Aid Salt – to help your fish feel well, while your water quality improves.
  • If your fish are gasping at the surface, increase oxygen levels by adding an air pump.
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