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post #18 of (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Rob in Puyallup View Post
Uhhhh... In the end there's still some bga to get rid of of. ;-)

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well, if no one thing works, i would suggest a combination of the easiest things first. ie, increase nitrates and raise CO2 and reduce photoperiod. when its gone, you can start slowly lowering CO2, increasing photoperiod, back off on nitrates, etc, until you find out what the threshold is for your tank.

the only thing i dont like about antibiotics is that it doesnt engender a change that is capable of preventing the problem from coming back. it may never come back, but if it does you will be back to square one...

i think we jump the gun a bit when we tell people a quick fix way of treating it without explaining why it might work.
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