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Old 02-12-2013, 09:25 PM   #1
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Went on vacation came back to a disaster!


I was gone for 3 weeks an when I came back my tank was filled with algae! It completely covered my hair grass and clumped it up! Also it collected all the duck weed into a big gelatinous blob! It smells like pond, not the whole tank but the algae in particular. HELP! I have no idea what to do =(

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Old 02-12-2013, 09:42 PM   #2
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Thats BGA. Increasing your nitrates will probably help. I would remove as much as you possibly can. Can you provide some more info about your tank?
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:22 PM   #3
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+1 on BGA

here is your solution
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...=131418&page=2
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:02 PM   #4
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It's a 2 gallon spec, it just houses 1 betta. I removed as much as possible which wasn't too difficult. I read up on BGA so I'm gonna try to see if a blackout might help =( Thanks for the help! I appreciate it, I've never had problems with algae before.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:15 PM   #5
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Why not just dose with Maracyn and be sure you've knocked it out.. I'm not sure a blackout really works with BGA.. it might kill what you can see, but it usually returns fairly quickly.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:19 PM   #6
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+1 for the antibiotic. Look for generic erythromycin to save money.
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