WHY IS MY WATER GREEN? WHY ARE MY FISH SO DROOPY?

Moony42

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Hello TFF

My tank was running successfully for a few months. I went for a trip over the weekend. Now my tank is dirty,green and my fish have lost color and are not eating. Why? pls help immediately
 

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do a 75% water change and gravel clean the substrate every day for a week.
test your water quality for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate.

did you get someone to feed the fish while you were away?
is the filter working properly?
 
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I don't have a filter
 

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No wonder why. Filters helps maintain clear water, and also mixes up the water, to provide oxygen.

How long has the tank been running?

What do you feed your fish?

Is it a tropical tank?

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Just do water changes, gravel cleaning and put more live plants in to use the excess light and nutrients.
 
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Hello TFF

I will surely try and get a filter

All the plants in my LFS are diseased

My tank is a tropical tank.
 

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How are the plants diseased?

If you quarantine the new plants in a separate tank for a month, you can treat them for snails and protozoans with copper, and changing the water every couple of days will usually get rid of everything else.
 
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