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Re: [APD] Dark green slimy algae/BGA


I was going to suggest increased water flow as a treatment for BGA. I have 
experienced success with this when I had small outbreaks of BGA in a low 
tech tank. I just added a power head and the algae disappeared without any 

I have also used UltraLife Reef Products Blue-Green algae Remover with 
success in a tank containing 1 week old Neolamprologus leleupi fry. I didn't 
want to use the EM as it said not to use with fry. I didn't loose any of the 

Just a plain blackout will also kill BGA. No medication needed. I have used 
a 7 day blackout without any damage to the plants or fish.

Jerry Smith
Bloomingdale, NJ

>Message: 7
>Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 22:55:36 -0400
>From: "BRiaN Forsythe" <megasycophant at gmail_com>
>Subject: Re: [APD] Dark green slimy algae
>To: "aquatic plants digest" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
>Without pictures, it's difficult to identify, but kinda sounds like
>blue-green algae (cyanobacteria).  Could be not enough nitrate or
>water flow.  Have you measured nitrate and phosphate levels?  Are you
>dosing anything?

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