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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Went on vacation came back to a disaster!

I was gone for 3 weeks an when I came back my tank was filled with algae! It completely covered my hair grass and clumped it up! Also it collected all the duck weed into a big gelatinous blob! It smells like pond, not the whole tank but the algae in particular. HELP! I have no idea what to do =(

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 10:42 PM
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Thats BGA. Increasing your nitrates will probably help. I would remove as much as you possibly can. Can you provide some more info about your tank?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 11:22 PM
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+1 on BGA

here is your solution
HELP! Cyano is destroying my tank.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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It's a 2 gallon spec, it just houses 1 betta. I removed as much as possible which wasn't too difficult. I read up on BGA so I'm gonna try to see if a blackout might help =( Thanks for the help! I appreciate it, I've never had problems with algae before.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 12:15 AM
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Why not just dose with Maracyn and be sure you've knocked it out.. I'm not sure a blackout really works with BGA.. it might kill what you can see, but it usually returns fairly quickly.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 12:19 AM
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Went on vacation came back to a disaster!

+1 for the antibiotic. Look for generic erythromycin to save money.
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