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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-23-2020, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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shrimp-safe cianobacteria treatment?

Hi there

Cianobacteria taking over my tank and starting to kill my plants

Have PRL red crystals in the tank and want them safe.

what option do I have?

(already reduced light and changed water, didnt help enough)
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-23-2020, 09:46 PM
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Take a read through this article and consider the recommended "UltraLife Blue-Green Slime Stain Remover":

Amazon is filled with positive reviews and there are comments about shrimp safety here on TPT.

NOTE: I have not, personally, ever used this product and it does seem to hide it's ingredients very well. If it works as well as reviews state, I would also probably try to hide the ingredients from competitors. If you do decide to try it, please report your results.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-23-2020, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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thank you
did anyone try this with red crystal shrimp??

fixed the issue
the tank didnt have much water flow
added a strong air stone, already 3/4 of blue algae died, I'll give it another day and see if it all dies

damn its back
killing my plants
even the fast grown echinodorus and myrophilium now

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I've used erythromycin on a tank with Amanos and snails and didn't have issues.

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I had an issue with this a few months ago, I did 5 day black out and that cleared it up for me.
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