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IME, Plecos, Otos, SAEs, etc., are the final cleanup crew when the problem
is properly treated as Phil suggests. Don't expect them to make any dent
in a tank that has a really lush crop of algae growing.
I too was puzzled by the description. If it is truly *Cyanobacter* I
disagree strongly with Edd's suggestion to use a human antibiotic in such
an uncontrolled way. We already have too many "flesh eating bugs" and
don't need to produce some more. BG algae is trivial to remove,
physically, and is easy to control by getting nitrates and other tank
parameters back into a normal range. There is no excuse for ever using
Erythromycin or Tetracycline in an aquarium. The downside problems to
human health far outweigh any possible benefits, IMO.
> You might try Bushy nose pleacos and rotate them to the problem tanks.
> D.B.N.B ( reply by private e-mail for translation)
> Gotta go pick eggs so there will be plenty when you come visit.
> as the water changes automatically.
> killiman at iquest_net
> 317 253 2170
> Al Anderson
> 317 253 2170
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Pjeversman at aol_com>
> To: <killietalk at aka_org>
> Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 8:24 AM
> Subject: Re: algae
>>You either have too much light or too many nutrients (ie. nitrates). You
>>either reduce the lighting, do more frequent water changes, add more
>>to utilize the nitrates, or better yet, a little of each.
>>Philip J. Eversman D.D.S. F.A.G.D.
>>9052 Log Run Dr. South
>>Indianapolis, In. 46234
>>Ph. 317 298-4063
>>pjeversman at aol_com
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