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Old 03-08-2010, 02:37 PM   #1
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Help identifying algae (I think BGA)


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I believe what I've got here is blue green algae, but before I go ahead and look into ways to treat it, I wanted to make sure that's what it was. It grows almost all over. It started on the gravel, I always tried to get as much off as I could during water changes, but it always came back. Lately it's made its way onto my driftwood and plants. It had almost completely covered my Bacopa before I pulled some of it off. It's also formed on my Wisteria and sometimes forms kind of a web between the leaves. It's slimey and easily pulled off. Does this sound like BGA to everyone? I really appreciate the help as I really can't stand the stuff! I've attached a couple pictures trying to show the dark green algae covering my Bacopa which used to be bright green and some of the algae on the driftwood.
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:08 PM   #2
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Definitely BGA. Look up Maracyn treatment in this section. Also, you'll need to start supplying Nitrates to keep it from coming back in the future.
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Old 03-09-2010, 03:39 AM   #3
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but make sure the Maracyn you buy has erythromicyn (spell?) as an ingredient. thats the magic ingredient. there is a similar version of Maracyn that doesn't contain it.
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Perfect, thanks a lot for your replies!
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