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Old 02-14-2007, 09:10 AM   #1
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Fighting BGA

ok my 10 gallon Dwarf Puffer tank is making me insane...

NO3 = 30 ppm
PO4 = 2-3 ppm
Ammonia/Nitrite = 0

that tank is planted with mostly Sunset Hygro, along with a few stems of Stargrass and Primrose, 2 small Aponogeton undulatus, 1 small java fern and 1 small tiger lotus.

i have tried 3 day blackouts (i do not want to try any longer then that as the DP have such high metabolisms and come out of the 3 day blackout all emaciated as it is)

circulation is good and i do feed frozen bloodworms (that is all i can get them to eat ) but i do try to drain off most of the liquid part to keep DO down.

thoughts?
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oops I read wrong. I thought I read bba...

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I to am beging to have a problem....again!
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Old 02-14-2007, 10:06 AM   #4
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Perhaps the problem is a result of poor flow in the areas where the BGA is showing up? If this is a possibility you could try adjusting your filter return or adding a small powerhead to get better flow.
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Perhaps the problem is a result of poor flow in the areas where the BGA is showing up? If this is a possibility you could try adjusting your filter return or adding a small powerhead to get better flow.
it grow over the whole tank, if it was just one corner i would believe that, but if grows even directly in the outflow from the HOB. i will try to post a picture tonight.
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Sounds like you've tried everything short of medication to treat the tank. I'd say that unless you're willing to try a longer blackout, it's probably time to try medication. For the longer blackout you could try adding a bunch of snails to the tank to provide extra food, or moving the DPs to another tank temporarily.
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Sounds like you've tried everything short of medication to treat the tank. I'd say that unless you're willing to try a longer blackout, it's probably time to try medication. For the longer blackout you could try adding a bunch of snails to the tank to provide extra food, or moving the DPs to another tank temporarily.
i assume any medication would be an anti-biotic since BGA is a bacteria.
1. what med whould you suggest?
2. what precausion should i take for my filter bacteria?

here are the pictures i promised, aquascape sucks, but last blackout kill a lot of my plants off.
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I'm having a problem getting to Steve Hampton's site right now, or I'd provide you with a direct link. Go to google and search for "aquaria steve hampton" and you should get a link to his site. Click on the link for BGA and it has instructions on the various means of treatment including medication.
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