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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-14-2003, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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I have tried everything.... I can get rid of the Cyano Bacteria visibly for a few days then it just comes back...

Anti Biotics, AntiRED(for saltwater), 20% Waterchanges daily

Substrate cleaning, Flter cleaning, Additional filter...

Any Suggestions besides looking for a new hobby?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-14-2003, 04:03 PM
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FWIW... I had a bad infestation of BGA in my 55g tank a while back and here is what I did. I physically removed as much as possible, ran a diatom filter, lowered my light schedule to 10 hours, started dosing fertilizer, DIY CO2, added a powerhead to increase circulation and added a lot of fast growing plants(80 stems of Anachris). Within 2 weeks all of the BGA was gone and there hasn't been a trace of it since.

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That's the way I would handle BGA if I had it Alex!


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