antibacterial meds advice - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-11-2004, 02:14 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
ValorG's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Valley Stream, NY
Posts: 612
anywayz im planning on buying this medicine to kill the cianobacteria in my tank (blue-green algae) cuz its a planted tank and its covering everything and making it ugly and killing some plants. its called erythromycin phosphate and i know it will also kill some or all of the beneficial bacteria. I have 2 discus one 2 inch and one 3 inch one. They are also with one large altum angel, 3 small otos and 2 sae's. I dont think its a lot of fish for a 55 gal so if i do 50% water changes everyday u guys think i can kill all the algae before my fish suffer any harm?
ValorG is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-11-2004, 04:52 PM
Are these real?
Wasserpest's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 15,385
With correct dosage, water changes, and possibly monitoring Ammonia/Nitrite, nothing bad should happen. To kill BGA, you can use half the dosage that is recommended for treating bacterial infections of fish.
Wasserpest is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice for New Hobbyists aquabillpers General Planted Tank Discussion 9 09-24-2004 10:02 AM
Ich meds and live plants... Rosko_22 Fish 3 08-05-2004 04:24 AM
first planted tank-need advice meee General Planted Tank Discussion 16 07-03-2004 12:48 AM
antibacterial fish meds for cyanobacteria? ValorG Algae 6 02-20-2004 02:55 AM
@#&*#@ Algea......Advice needed!!!!! wellbiz Algae 45 01-14-2004 11:01 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome