I inherited a tank that was lousy with BGA like this. We successfully defeated it with some diligence and the Blue Green Slime Stain Remover. Dosed as instructed and waited. Kept eyes on ammonia, but did not have any noticeable spikes. Maybe 100 Crystal red shrimp in the tank at the time. I did not notice any deaths. The biggest downside is that my intake sponge got clogged every 3 days or so for several weeks, which I attributed to dead BGA. I would have to take it out and do a thorough rinse (not worried about bio-filtration since it is just the intake sponge) every time to get the filter back working. I was very impressed with the product and it pretty much saved the tank.
Not sure if it was a coincidence, but we had a huge plenaria outbreak a few weeks after treating the BGA. The person I inherited it from was using too much light and almost certainly overfeeding. We used Plenaria Zero to eliminate the plenaria. While we still see one or two every week, they are at very manageable numbers. During the outbreak I was catching and killing (do not smash them) 30 every single day and their numbers didn't seem to change. Remove snails before using it, but it should be safe for fish and shrimp.
In short, I give thumbs up to both the Slime Stain Remover and Plenaria Zero. You just need to be careful about dosing and keeping your eyes on parameters while the medications are in use. I did have a couple plants completely melt, but I am not certain which product was the culprit. If I were to guess, I would say Plenaria Zero was to blame.
2.5g low-tech with CRS, Amano, and Nerite;
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7g Low tech cull tank.