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Re: NFC: Adopt-A-Tank help needed on blue green algae, overfeeding

In a message dated 8/30/00 7:03:05 PM US Central Standard Time, 
bwoth at bellsouth_net writes:

<< This could also be due to the fact that you need to change your
 bulbs. Flo bulbs need to be replaced about every 6 months.>>

The bulbs are about 14 months old.  How does an old bulb effect BGA?

<< You could also use a phosphate remover in your filter if you use external 
or canister. I would also work on doing a large
 water change. Plus , are you sure that you have blue green algae? You never 
 described what the algae looked like or smelled like. >>

Almost a turquoise color, sort of gelatinous, not growing on swords and 
similar looking plants; grows on mostly on Java Moss and some sort of other 
unknown "floating" type plants.  Doesn't seem to bother the duckweed.  

I have a bad sense of smell, but this is pretty strong, offensive odor when I 
get my hands in there and on the plants I discard.  Sort of smells like when 
you move a compost pile and discover a particularly unpleasant odor.  Even 
after I wash my hands, I can sometimes still smell it.  Massive water changes 
have reduced the odor considerably but not eliminated it or the basic 
problem.  Not at all like the normally pleasant (to me) odor emitted by a 
health aquarium.