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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-10-2007, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Maracyn and UV

I have a BGA problem and decided to use Maracyn.

Do I need to turn off the UV sterilizer?
The instructions does not say anything about UV but I know that it affects some medicines. Is Maracyn in that category?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-11-2007, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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I think I will try wiht the UV on.

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The UVS should be turned off during treatment.
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don't turn the UV back on until a full regimen is complete and you already have done the necessary water change and put Carbon in your filter...then turn it back on~


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YOu have UV and still have BGA?
I was going to buy UV to control algae but I guess it doesn't work for that.

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bga is not an algae...it is a photosynthetic bacteria. Though UV is great for bacteria control, the nature of BGA allows it to flouish even with UV until you get to the problem <low circulation, CO2 and NO3> For other algae types especially green water, you cannot beat UV


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