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[APD] Re: BGA, EM and Blackouts

At 10:09 AM -0400 10/23/04, aquatic-plants-request at actwin_com wrote:
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 20:21:45 -0400
From: "Bill D" <billinet at comcast_net>
Subject: [APD] Re: BGA, EM and Blackouts
To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>


D. Noal observed that it is important to follow the directions on the box
when dosing Maracyn.  But that medication is designed to treat fish diseases
like popeye and fungus, and not for fighting BGA.  Many dose at half the
level stated on the box.  I don't think it makes much difference but maybe
someone else knows better.

Hi Bill
I had a similar problem with BGA. My plant tank had been languishing for quite some time before I decided to do something about it. BGA had a firm hold of my tank when I started to revitalize it. After weeks of loosing conventional battles with BGA I opted for chemical warfare in conjunction with good tank practices. I used EM at 1/2 the dose recommended on the package. I did 1/2 dose per day for 3 days. Before the third dose of EM I did a 15% water change and then dosed the tank for last time. Sure, there was white cloudy water for 3 days after but the cloudiness cleared up a little each day. I fought the battle with BGA and won. I use conventional methods first to fight my algae wars but EM at 1/2 dose for 3 days was my solution against BGA.

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