+1 on erythromycin its an antibiotic. If you get an antibiotic I'd dose the water column and the substrate with a syringe to kill the bga that's buried. How long and how intensity is the indirect sun light? Does it make the room hot?I would clean out as much of the bga as you can and dose with erythromycin. It worked really well for me. H202 has not worked for me and adversely affected (killed) 2 of my otos.
I will say that even with rinsing my driftwood after taking it out of the tank, treating it with H2O2, and rinsing rinsing rinsing, I lost an Oto as well.I would clean out as much of the bga as you can and dose with erythromycin. It worked really well for me. H202 has not worked for me and adversely affected (killed) 2 of my otos.
I can tell you, in my personal experience, I broke down my tank completely on 3 different occasions within weeks of each other and it didn't work. I removed all plants and thoroughly scraped/cleaned them. I scrubbed all hardscape and very meticulously vaccuumed the substrate. I scraped the glass with a razor blade and scrubbed it with a sponge. I cleaned the filter. I even tried boiling the hardscape elements. All of this caused my hands to stink incredibly and the boiling process made the kitchen smell like a swamp. Also, none of it worked. The BGA always came back within a few days and took over within a week or so. I was also doing strict water changes the whole time. Erythromycin worked almost immediately and the BGA hasn't come back since I used it, almost 4 months ago. All of my fish are fine thus far.will taking out my sand and drying it kill off all the algae? meanwhile ill be scraping the glass and cleaning the plants.