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Old 03-16-2007, 02:10 AM   #1
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How do i get rid of blue green algae?


This algae is taking over my tank. It seems to be suffocating my foreground plants. How in the world do i get rid of it? Water changes do not seem to help at all. I even took the most infected plants and used a bleach water solution on them, and it just came right back within a week. Please help!
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Old 03-16-2007, 05:10 AM   #2
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Here's one good link on BGA: http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...?do=view&id=12

Another good place to visit: http://www.rexgrigg.com/Algae1.html
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Old 03-16-2007, 05:53 AM   #3
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Default Derek, do you have any current in your tank

I had a problem with this stuff a long time ago and I put in a power head and raised the current in my tank and it died! I also increased the amount of Co2 in my tank and it stayed away and has never come back. Get rid of as much of it as you can by doing a four day black out. Then increase the current in your tank and the Co2 and say bye bye!
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Old 03-16-2007, 12:15 PM   #4
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If we get cyano in any of the tanks at work, we dose the tank with maracyn, and it's cleared up in a couple days.
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:33 PM   #5
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Hey Derek,

I would:

-manually remove AMAP
-add circulation in the lower regions, & better gas exchange at surface of tank
-Cover the tank with a blanket, and do a 72 hours complete darkness.

These factors helped me beat it in the past.

In the future, try to make sure your nitrates don't hit zero as this has been identified as a contributer to the problem. GL!
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:51 PM   #6
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Thankyou! I will be doing this all today
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