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Just want to share my carelessness. I dosed Maracyn for the 3rd day to combat BGA. I was wondering why there was no change in my tank after the second day. So I looked up my Maracyn box. Duh, I've been dosing Maracyn 2 :shock: So FYI, Maracyn 2 doesn't work for BGA. I hope it doesn't kill my plants
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sorry to hear that. not sure what maracyn is...

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Maracyn is erithromycin, an antibiotic that kills gram negative bacteria, which is what BGA happens to be.

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Aquascape? I'm a crypt farmer.

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That IS an aquascape, it's titled "The Vacant Lot".
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what the funny faces for?!?
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-22-2004, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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how is it so far nino?

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and I think maricyn II is slightly more expensive...double bummer

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Finish the treatment as instructed (or at half-dose if you're doing so). If you cut it short, you run the risk of fostering antibiotic resistance.
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Sorry for replying late. I just came back from business trip. Well, I only treated Maracyn 2 half way (3 days) and then cleared it up. I haven't dosed any maracyn yet. But when I came back today, the BGA isn't that bad. I mean they are still there but not really blooming. I'll treat with Maracyn anyway starting tomorrow
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