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RE: smelly-green-carpet like algea
Absolutely, I agree ! There were indeed long discussions about this
when I posted that I had treated my tank with erythromycin. I was told
that it wouldn't work (even though it already had).
However, it is now two or three months later, and I haven't seen a trace
of BGA since then, not even the tiniest speck. The tank that had this
awful problem is beautiful, clean, sparkling, and the plants are growing
like crazy ! ! ! You should remove as much of the yucky stuff by hand
first, then treat with the antibiotic.
> Subject: Re: smelly-green-carpet like algea
> Thats easy. Blue-Green algae. Not a true algae...an
> anti-biotic kills it. And while I am POSITIVE you will get
> very long detailed arguements about going thru a long drawn
> out process to "treat the source of the problem" if you
> simply treat it with Maracyn it will be gone in a week, and
> if you do it right it will never come back for a long time.
> There is detailed discussions on the KRIB for a one week treatment.