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BGA coming?

Discussion in 'Algae Control' started by rrguymon, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. rrguymon

    rrguymon Prolific Poster

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    Hmm, I just noticed a slight blue green tint under the water line on my substrate. I can see it on the front glass and it is buried for now. The light seems to penitrate about and inch below the top of the gravel. The blue green tint is just in a couple spots.

    Any thing I can do quick to stop it if it is BGA? I already dose 1/2 ts KNO3 twice a week.

    Rick
     
  2. stcyrwm@adelphia.net

    stcyrwm@adelphia.net Prolific Poster

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    Re: BGA coming?

    When I was battling a small amount of BGA I used black electrical tape to cut off the light to this area. I don't know how much it helped but I don't have any now.
     
  3. Tom Barr

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    Re: BGA coming?

    I use a plastic paint scraper to attack it under there.
    You'll notice where there is more ambient light, ther BGA will more likely grow.

    A good disturbance of the substrate will help also, you'll not see the BGA in this regions when roots are present.

    Adding a little bit more KNO3 can help after the scrape.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  4. rrguymon

    rrguymon Prolific Poster

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    Re: BGA coming?

    Thanks I will go buy a scraper. I also increased my KNO3 like you suggested.

    Rick
     
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