This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Unfortunately for Photobucket users, things have changed in a big way as of June 26th they are rolling out a $399 per year subscription fee for those who want to hotlink images from Photobucket’s servers to display elsewhere.
    This does not mean it only affects this site, It now means that billions of images across the Web now display an error message instead of the image in question. :(
    Dismiss Notice

Cyanobacteria erradication

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by skylined, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. skylined

    skylined Junior Poster

    Mar 22, 2007
    Likes Received:
    I have been plauged with cyanobacteria since replacing the bulb in my metal halide light unit.

    I tried the 3 day blackout which worked very well, unfortunately the cyanobacteria returned and started to spread quite quickly. I didn't want to put the plants / fish through another blackout. After trying to obtain erythromycin to no avail (uk law). I added a product called Myxazin which is a bactericide. This has stopped the cyanobacteria in its tracks and it is now disapearing.

    Unfortunately I cannot say with certainty that this is a magic cure as I have made other changes since the cyanobacteria appeared. However it is worth trying if all else fails.
  2. reiverix

    reiverix Lifetime Members
    Lifetime Member

    Jan 29, 2005
    Likes Received:
    I would imagine it doesn't discriminate between helpful and harmful bacteria so be sure to keep an eye on ammonia levels, etc to help you stay on top of the condition of your biological filtration, just in case :)
  3. Frolicsome_Flora

    Frolicsome_Flora Guru Class Expert

    Jan 12, 2007
    Likes Received:
    Whats your tank setup? Co2? dosing?

    The reason it keeps coming back is that the cause of it hasnt been changed.. treating the symptoms isnt going to help you for very long.

Share This Page