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Background--Ive been away for 1.5 weeks working out of town, no aquarium contact, almost lost my mind. Came back last night to find my 5gal OVERRUN by BGA (Blue Green Sludge). I fear the worst. Quickly added a spare AC20 to increase circulation.

I read up on the chemical Eyrthromycin (sp?) to kill off BGA. I know BGA is not a algae persay, its actually a bacterial infection of the tank. It has rapidly covered plants and glass and entire tank.

Does this work to kill it off, AND is it safe to use with scaleless fish, i.e. dwarf puffers?

If not, what cna I do to get it into the history books and not my tanks future?

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Wrap the tank with black plastic garbage bags to totally black it out, and leave it alone for 3-4 days, no peeking, no fish food, etc. After that, you should have a lot of dead algae to remove, so do a big water change, and you should be back to square one.
 

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Thank you Hoppy.

No Chemicals then, its blackout time!

I may move the DP's however because they need to eat. Its been 1.5 weeks without bloodworms hehe.

Thanks a bunch.

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