Re: NANFA-- stupid algae removal tricks...

Mark (
Thu, 21 Dec 2000 20:43:54 -0500

At 8:07 PM -0400 12/21/00, Christopher Scharpf wrote:
>Hey, Dan -- that sounds like cyanobacteria. It's not an algae, but a bacteria.
>Often concentrates in areas with the brightest illumination (hence it
>near the surface and at the top of floating plants). It's harmless (as far
>as I
>know), but unsightly. Remove as much as you can. Do some water changes.
>And then
>add Maracyn (an anti-biotic) to knock it out.

I'd like to know if that works. I have a couple tanks infested with
stringy, floating algae. I'm not sure whether it's cyanobacteria or green
algae. If I can't kill it, I'm going to sterilize the tanks. Be careful
that you don't transfer the stuff between tanks. Wash everything in hot

Columbus Ohio USA <))><

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