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Old 06-15-2013, 09:43 PM   #1
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BGA on tank equipment


Hey,

One of my tanks had BGA in it, I presume that if I was to use the magnetic glass cleaner in the other tank it would likely transfer the BGA to the second? Would soaking the magnet in boiling water first kill any BGA and make it safe to use in my other tank?

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Yes, it would likely transfer.

I would just use a bleach dip for equipment, followed by a soak in a bucket of water with two times the recommended dechlorinator and a good rinsing.
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:12 PM   #3
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It sure is resilient stuff that BGA lol

Thanks for the advice I think it sounds like Illd be best investing in a second set of equipment instead.
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Apologies, I must have misread your post earlier; you were referring to BGA and not BBA.

BBA is difficult to eliminate.

BGA, as it is a bacteria, can usually be killed through boiling. Though, a bleach dip is more effective.

Of course, the best course of action would be to eliminate the BGA in your first aquarium, then not having to worry about buying a second set of equipment.
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Apologies, I must have misread your post earlier; you were referring to BGA and not BBA.

BBA is difficult to eliminate.

BGA, as it is a bacteria, can usually be killed through boiling. Though, a bleach dip is more effective.

Of course, the best course of action would be to eliminate the BGA in your first aquarium, then not having to worry about buying a second set of equipment.
Ah nice. My first tank just went into a Blackout today to try and eliminate it I didn't want to use equipment in the mean time that had been in the first tank that I would use in the second (Cleaning magnets, syphon tubes, water change buckets etc.)

I don't mind doing the blackout on the first tank, it is a Fluval Edge 23L with the original lights so getting good plant growth isn't really possible anyway. The second new tank is my first attempt at growing good plants so wouldn't want to have to set them back with a blackout.

Thanks for your advice I appreciate it
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