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Re: Blue Green Algae was Re: Gardneri Tankmates



If I scrape off the BGA slime, do a couple of water changes and leave
the lights off for  a week to ten days, I can get rid of this algae in
planted tanks. It doesn't return unless I slack on water quality.
Gary 

Kean Huat Yeap wrote:
> 
> Mach,
> 
> Hi! As I know, no fish, shrimp or snail will eat this
> nasty stuff. You need to get Erythromycin to get rid
> off your BGA. You can get this antibiotic at
> pharmacies with prescription. Or you can get it by
> buying Mardel's Maracyn, which is more expensive
> though.
> 
> I'm having BGA in my 40 gallong planted tank now and I
> can't stand the smell anymore and will dose with
> Erythromycin soon to get rid of it.
> 
> Kean Huat
> 
> Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 07:52:36 -1000
> From: "Mach Fukada" <fukada at aloha_net>
> Subject: Re: Gardneri Tankmates
> 
> How about cyanobacteria or blue-green algae.  Any
> ideas on what will
> eat it?
> The flag fish don't seem to eat it very much.  I was
> thinking grass
> shrimp....(extra fish food for the tank as well)
> MTF
> 
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