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Re: [APD] Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 51, Issue 26

On Nov 30, 2007 9:49 AM, J Maddox - American Mortgage <
jmaddox at amortgageservices_com> wrote:

> Yes Liz it is. Any ideas?
> Thank you!
> Joela Maddox
> American Mortgage Services
> Phone: (901)-840-1400 ext.10, Fax: (901) 840-1411
> Email: jmaddox at amortgageservices_com
> <')))>

What you have is cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue green algae.  If you
pull a bit of it out and smell it you'll find it to be quite rank.

I haven't dealt with it myself, and how to cure it is controversial.  It is
a bacteria and can be killed with antibiotics.  The controversial part is
that there are other treatment methods that are purported to be as effective
and don't involve adding antibiotics into your tank.  A search for
cyanobacteria in the archives will yield hundreds or possibly thousands of
posts on the subject.  My recollection is you don't have fish in the tank?
If that's the case I'd dose it.  Pretty much ever pet store in the US sells
tablets for this purpose.

Hope that helps.

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