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Relationship between BGA and bulbs?
I have been battling BGA in my 45 gallon tank for a while now. I had 2
triton bulbs and one Zoo Med Ultra Sun over the tank. The tritons are
18 months old and the zoo med is probably 6 months old. I removed one
triton a few weeks back and saw no difference. I removed the other
triton and replaced it with with a Zoo Med Flora Sun one week ago and
there is NO BGA on the gravel for the first time in a long time. There
is still a bit on the plants. I tried removing that by hand this
morning. But still.. I am amazed at the difference. The BGA would come
back with a vengeance after I did my weekly 30% water change with the
tritons on the tank. Nitrates in the tank have been very low (5).
Now my conclusions: Did my tritons need changing? I never had BGA for
the first year of the bulbs' life. Do tritons contribute to BGA? Is
BGA a sign to change your bulbs?
Something to think about because I was very close to throwing Maracyn in
the tank (again). Yes my phosphates also have been high and I have been
working on that with phosphate removers. But the bulb change made such
a significant change that I thought I would throw that thought out to