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Re: blue green


Indeed my fluorescent are about 1 year old. That could be it. I will
replace them.

I have lots of Nitrates though.


>Date: Mon, 8 May 2000 14:13:59 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Ryan Mills <millsman7 at yahoo_com>
>Subject: Re: Blue Green Algae
>In my experience, blue green algae often appears when
>flourescent tubes get to be over six months old.  How
>old are your tubes?  I don't know exactly why that is
>I have also had it show up when my tank had VERY low
>nitrates.  Adding a very small bit of nitrate of soda
>(I now use potassium nitrate) and pulling out what I
>could got rid of it with no erythromycin.  Using
>marycin has worked before, but if your bulbs are fresh
>and your nitrates low but measurable, blue green
>algae/bacteria aren't much of a problem.
>Java fern and java moss are also really easy plants. 
>Java moss is even easier than Anubias.  
>One more thing; you can easily provide co2 with the
>yeast method described on the krib for almost no money
>at all.  Co2 oroduction does tend to flucuate, so it
>should be replaced every other week or so.  Check it
>out.  It will not be needed for Anubias or the two
>plants I mentioned.  Later, Cavan.