[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
re: nuking BGA
You probably need to decrease the amount of phosphate
in your tank. When I had BGA I found my phosphate
levels were too high (>0.2 ppm). I lowered the PO4
levels by doing water changes and dosing KNO3 and
K2SO4. I kept the NO3 levels at 5-10 ppm. See the
following link to Chuck's site for good info on
nutrient balance to control algae growth
After 1 month of this the BGA stopped growing but it
would not go away, so I did a 1 week treatment with
erythromycin. The BGA has not returned since (that
was 6 months ago). Once you figure out the proper
nutrient balance for your tank growing aquatic plants
will be fun instead of painful.
Hang in there it gets better,
Do You Yahoo!?
Yahoo! Photos - Share your holiday photos online!