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>Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 17:19:01 -0500 (CDT)
>From: Scott Slezak <saslezak at theory_uchicago.edu>
>Subject: Nuking Blue-green algae
>I will soon be moving, and I am in the process of cleaning out my tanks.
>My planted 55 has been emptied, but has the remains of a blue-green algae
>infestation in it.  I was going to bleach it, but I noticed on the Krib
>that bleach is the preferred weapon against red algae, and won't
>necessarily work well against blue-green.  I've used erythromicin in the
>past, and but the BGA has always come back (besides, its already packed).
>Is bleaching the tank worth doing?  Any other suggestions?

I use straight vineger. Lots of it. I always have a couple of 4 litre
bottles of the stuff around. Works better hot, too.

Richard J. Sexton                                         richard at aquaria_net
Maitland House, Bannockburn, Ontario, Canada, K0K 1Y0       +1 (613) 473 1719