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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-11-2004, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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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?
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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.
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