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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-14-2003, 03:50 AM Thread Starter
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Ive got a 75g tank and I have what I believe to be blue green algae growing all over the flourite substrate...it looks like cyano...same slime type of stuff however its green not red....

What can I do to get rid of it?

Thanks for the help.
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BGA prefers stagnate water. If you don't have a really bad case, then vacuum as much as possible, don't try to remove it by hand, lots will break off and the goal is to remove as much as possible without causing a disturbance. After vacuuming aim the strongest water current you have directly at the remaining BGA. BGA should continue to shrink and eventually disappear completely. However, if it's a really bad case you may have to resort to treating with erythromycin.
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A 3 day blackout will get rid of it too if you don't want to resort to meds.
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