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post #11 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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Could this be a case of Blue Green Algae? Do I need to treat with Erythromycin?



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post #12 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 06:33 PM
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looks like BGA aka cyanobacteria... cutting lights wont do much here but rather removing excess organics... IE fish waste uneaten food... it also likes low o2... id throw in a air stone and do a good vacing of the substrate... what are your nitrates at? do you use any ferts?
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post #13 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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I use Flourish and Flourish Excel twice a week.

Nitrates are 1ppm, maybe 2ppm.



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post #14 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 07:25 PM
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well it looks like cyano to me, take a look at this thread for some guidance.

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...uarium-130952/
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Increase flow and manual removal will help greatly. you can also try dosing 1ml/ gallon H2O2 the the filter on to circulate it...
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expect a bit of stress to show on the plants with the h2o2, but they wont die itll just oxygenate the water and help deter the bga
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1 ml should be too weak to affect the plants. lol
I only got melting when I dumped about 10ml of the stuff into my 1gallon @.@
yeah... don't try that. lol
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Wait...You can use peroxide in the aquarium? O.o

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Yeaaah, not going to risk it with my aquarium plants. I know it kills mealybugs on houseplants

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