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Re: cynobacteria

>Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 20:19:00 +0000
>From: Bill Ruff <bruff at lcse_umn.edu>
>Does anyone have a good way to get rid of cynobacteria. I've battle this
>from time to time and after frustration I resorted to antibiotics. These
>really knocked it back but recurred over time.
>I now have a fully planted tank and the cyno is creeping back in.
>Any suggestions?

Before anything else, check your nitrates and potassium, relative to your
phosphates and iron.  When I started adding nitrogen and potassium to my
tank, along with iron and trace elements, My heavy attack of cyanobacteria
went back into my gravel and stayed there.

David W. Webb           Corporate Business Systems
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