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i ordered some erythromycin to quickly remove BGA, on the label it says 1 pill for every 10 gallons so this is what ive done.

my question is do i dose this amount every day or do i dose and wait for a week?

i have started dosing Excel, Nitrogen , Potassium ,and Flourish to help my tank continue to be algae free after this treatment. i hope these are the correct ferts to be using
 

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There are different recipes, but here is what I have done:

First dose, 1 pill (200mg) per 10 gallons. 24 hours later, 20% water change, and another dosing at 1 pill per 20 gallons, and repeat that three more times.

So say you have a 30 gallon tank:

Day 1: 3 pills
Day 2: 1.5 pills
Day 3: 1.5 pills
Day 4: 1.5 pills
Day 5: 1.5 pills

Total of 9 pills in that example.

BGA starts to die day 3 or 4, but it is important to continue dosing all 5 days.

Dosing Nitrates should help to keep BGA away, as well as good circulation and regular water changes.
 

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I thought the dosage was 200 mg / 10 gallons which is what the OP has posted. The way I've dosed for BGA was full strength the first day followed by 50% dosing for the next 4 days, cleaning out dead BGA along the way including a 50% water change midweek and then another at the end of the 5 days. This has been a few years ago but I got the directions from a "famous" planted tank expert whose name I can't remember at the moment :) .
 

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dosing was finished yesterday the tank looks and smells like it used to. the algea is gone and i believe i corrected the cause with a few more plants and the correct ferts supplied to the tank.

my dosing schedule 40 gal. tank

day1 4 pills
day2 30% WC 3 pills
day3 3 pills
day4 30% WC 3 pills
day5 4 pills
day6 50% WC Finished Hooray for me!!!

no ill effects to anything in tank that i can see
 

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i ordered some erythromycin to quickly remove BGA, on the label it says 1 pill for every 10 gallons so this is what ive done.

my question is do i dose this amount every day or do i dose and wait for a week?

i have started dosing Excel, Nitrogen , Potassium ,and Flourish to help my tank continue to be algae free after this treatment. i hope these are the correct ferts to be using
Where do you purchase the erythromycin?
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