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Old 12-22-2011, 03:26 PM   #16
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I also dosed 2 freshwater tanks with Maracyn. No ill effects on plants, fish or cycle. Got rid of the cyano! All I did was follow the directions on the maracyn box..
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:48 AM   #17
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I am also having problems with GSA in my 90 gal tank. I'm thinking of getting some ferts from Rex Rigg to increase my nitrate levels then blacking the tank out. Anybody ever tried his ferts? Is he still in business? I'm also debating about using erythromycin instead. Those of you who've used erythromycin-how did you get it? (Perscription?) And how did you figure out the dose?
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:46 AM   #18
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I am also having problems with GSA in my 90 gal tank. I'm thinking of getting some ferts from Rex Rigg to increase my nitrate levels then blacking the tank out. Anybody ever tried his ferts? Is he still in business? I'm also debating about using erythromycin instead. Those of you who've used erythromycin-how did you get it? (Perscription?) And how did you figure out the dose?
GSA is the acronym for green spot algae I remember reading that it's a sign of low phosphates. I had of GSA at one point. I regulated my CO2 supplementation and started dosing Fleet(not much is need per dosing). You may want to search for threads that pertain to GSA for more particular advice in managing it.
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:55 AM   #19
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My suggestions:
1) try reducing your light and/or photoperiod. Check out the sticky in the lighting section on PAR.
2) search the forum for BGA and blackouts. A blackout can work for this type of algae, but only if it is done correctly.
3) do you have enough water circulation? I have found that BGA would grow in areas that had very poor flow.
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:24 PM   #20
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I am also having problems with GSA in my 90 gal tank. I'm thinking of getting some ferts from Rex Rigg to increase my nitrate levels then blacking the tank out. Anybody ever tried his ferts? Is he still in business? I'm also debating about using erythromycin instead. Those of you who've used erythromycin-how did you get it? (Perscription?) And how did you figure out the dose?

If you meen Green Slime Algae, then this is what you need<



You can get it as Petsmart or many places online. I have heard that people have ordered from Rex, and not gotten any replay. I would email him first or you can get dry ferts from:

http://greenleafaquariums.com/aquarium-fertilizer.html
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:35 PM   #21
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Rumor has it that Rex has passed away.
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Old 12-24-2011, 03:39 PM   #22
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...I'm thinking of getting some ferts from Rex Rigg to increase my nitrate levels then blacking the tank out. Anybody ever tried his ferts? Is he still in business?...
ATM, you'd probably be better off buying from another vendor such as GLA, Aquariumfertilizer.com or one of the other vendors who's name I can't remember if you're looking for dry ferts.
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:23 PM   #23
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Rumor has it that Rex has passed away.
Rex never struck me as old, but I guess that doesn't mean anything. I hope he is alright. He could be sharp to deal with, but he did a lot for the hobby.
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