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

Sounds to me like you need more and frequent water changes....
Just my 2centavos
Charles A.
(afixin to change mine)
----- Original Message -----
From: <IndyEsox at aol_com>
To: <nfc at actwin_com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2000 8:19 PM
Subject: 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
> or canister. I would also work on doing a large
>  water change. Plus , are you sure that you have blue green algae? You
> really
>  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
> 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
> 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
> 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.