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Old 08-25-2011, 02:27 AM   #1
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Blue Green Algae


I believe i have this algae growing in my tank
however the solution according to this chart
http://www.rexgrigg.com/Algae1.html
is to increase my nitrates.
However I deliberately have reduced my nitrates for my crystal shrimp.

Is there any other way of killing this algae?

I dun want to have to use chemicals. I am thinking of getting a couple of ottos today
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:55 AM   #2
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i dun think otto will chew BGA, they are not algae but bacteria..
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:15 AM   #3
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noting eats bga, i had to treat with an antibiotic. its not harsh on the BB, or flora/fauna. i dont remember the name of it tho. (maybe enthromyiacin (sp?))
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:48 PM   #4
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Check out this thread for how to deal with BGA
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/al...algea-aka.html
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