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[APD] Erythromycin and BGA

>In a message dated 5/2/2010 12:06:28 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
aquatic-plants-request at actwin_com >writes:

>Message: 2
>Date: Sat, 1 May 2010 11:44:58  -0500
>From: "Bob Crosby"  <rtcrosby at frontiernet_net>
>Subject: Re: [APD] Using Excel to kill  the algae
>To: "'aquatic plants digest'"  <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>

>I don't think Excel will have any  effect on BGA, if that's truly what you
>have. I had it and the only  thing that worked was a dosing of erythromycin
>and a complete tank  blackout for three days, then physical removal of the
>remaining  "sheets". As you probably know, true BGA is not algae at all,  
>cyanobacteria and thus does not respond to treatment reserved for  algae.
>After I treated as stated, I've not had a recurrence (knock on  wood).

Be careful to do a complete job or it will become resistant to  it.

Gerry Skau
All The World's A Stage, But The Play Is Badly  Cast---Oscar Wilde
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