green water

doug2718

New member
hey guys i filled up my tank to check for leaks be4 i set it up and the water in the tank turned up green like a pond .... i new the tank would be dirty but not super green ... should i just run it for a few days then drain it ... or drain it now then fill up again THEN repeat till clear


thanks
doug
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alizarin

New member
Looks like the green is from algae film - a used tank? Scrape it off with a credit card or something and rinse it out and it should be fine.
 

doug2718

New member
yeah i got it used ... so its on the glass ... okay clean glass the drain then next fill up should be clear
doug
 

Crimthann

New member
Hey that looks like my tap water in Ft Lauderdale!! :) actually mine was really yellow/green that grossed the hell out of me.

As Alizarin said check to see if it's on the glass. If it is give it a good scrub down with white vinegar and you should be good.
 
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