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- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: fighting bga
- From: Robert A Crawford <crawford at kloognome_com>
- Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 17:30:03 -0400
- In-Reply-To: <200105091948.PAA27319 at actwin_com>; from Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com on Wed, May 09, 2001 at 03:48:01PM -0400
- References: <200105091948.PAA27319 at actwin_com>
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> Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 20:50:50 +0200
> From: "ole larsen" <muggler at worldonline_dk>
> Subject: Re: bga mic
> The following method of fighting bga, I have advocated several times
> without getting any feed-back on the www. But friends have tried the
> method with the same success as I have experienced.
> TOTAL darkness ( cover completely) for 4 days will do, it will not hurt
> fish or plants and the most anstonishing is, that the bga does not come
> back the next day ( or months ). Other algae are not wiped out this way.
My tank had a serious, and constant BGA problem until
I added CO2 and started adding nitrate. It stopped spreading
when I made things better for the other plants; I pulled and scraped
most of it out, and the rest of it just faded away.
crawford at iac_net