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[APD] BGA outbreaks
Well, one of those usuall problems for me showed up again this week; BGA
outbreaks in all 3 of my tanks. Tests revealed nothing new/unexpected; so as
usual (I get these outbreaks every 3-4 months) I called the water treatment
plant - nothing has changed except for the water source well - which has
resulted in a spike of silicates. This spike in silicate levels almost
always accompanies these outbreaks.
My 3 tanks are radically different, so I can pretty much rule out nutrient
imbalance as a cause -
55g heavily stocked, 160w NO flourescent lighting; lightly planted.
20g light stocking - 15w flourescent - unplanted other than some java moss
that I can't get rid of.
2g High tech Planted nano; back to 26w of PC lighting (2 13w fixtures); DIY
CO2, daily ferts, higher flow.
Are there any other known causes for BGA outbreaks - is there some way I can
control them other than the standard erythromyacin treatment? Are silicate
levels controlable in some way?
Any other tips/tricks to keeping BGA at bay?
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