Donna Posted July 9, 2021 Share Posted July 9, 2021 Hello, My husband has a 5 gallon betta tank, with one betta. For over a month, my husband cannot get water clear. Water is green all the time even after water changes. Before he came home from work yesterday, I tested parameters API. pH was 6.6 - 6.8, no ammonia, no nitrite, and looked to me like nitrates were between 40-80. He did a 50% water change. He told me that he had previously been doing about 75% water changes. I told him no no no?? He never checks parameters, for whatever reason. Would adding a little African Cichlid Mix help raise her pH to 7 or is it necessary He has several large tanks that never have an issues, and this betta fish is thriving as far as I can tell. However, I feel bad for her because her water is always green. I have considered all possible potential causes - the HOB filtration, the plant (Aponogeton Ulvaceus Bulb), the heat from the bulb light in the lid, the decorations and the gravel substrate. Her tank stays around 79-80 temperature. Hoping to help, I put an air stone in her tank last week, does she need that? The air stone seems to cause a lot of surface agitation. I wonder if we should begin a new tank for her, with an old sponge filter that is in a different tank already? Although the betta is well, how long can she live in that horrible water like this? Thanks for ideas, Donna in North Carolina Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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