Re: NANFA-- algae question

Christopher Scharpf (
Tue, 13 Mar 2001 17:50:15 -0400


Use Maracyn. Wipes out cyanobacteria in my tanks. Works every time. And I've
never had a problem with it wiping out my biofilter (which some people say
Maracyn will do).

As Bruce says, "Your mileage may vary."


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> Subject: NANFA-- algae question
> Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 17:44:02 EST
> I have been led to beleive that the algae in one of my aquariums is
>blue-green algae (cyano-bacteria). I of course can not get rid of it. I've
>tried all the techniques I can think of. altering pH, temp, removing
>amonia(without adding new water), frequent water changes, physically removing
>the algae, you name it, I've probably tried it. Ive come to a conclusion that
>once the stuff it established, its final. Anyways, I talked to a friend who
>owns a fish store, and he said that its not blue-green algae(he said that
>that stuff can only establish itself in water that is extremely low in
>oxygen. Whats your opinion? this algae coats plants/bottom in a gelatonous
>mass. What is it? I would love to hear what you think!! thank you! :) __Dan

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