a question about filters...

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MalayanGirl
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I have a H.O.T. magnum filter for my 40 gallon tank ( which is only half filled with water ), and that contains mechanical and chemical filtration, but the water has a greenish tint to it, and I\'m wondering if a biological filter will fix this. I\'ve only had the set up for 2 days now.
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That depends on what biological filtration method you have in mind. As the HOT magnum breaks in, the pads do provide areas for the colonization of denitrifying bacteria which acts as a biological filter. Biofilters help indirectly by breaking down waste, ammonia, and nitrites. But even with a good bio filter, you will still get green water unless you use some sort of chemical filtration to eliminate it. (activated carbon works best) Algae can also be removed with a diatom filter.
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I didn\'t know that,I should try it.
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