Fluval 305 (All biological filtration, biomax + water polishing pads + ceramic cylidners (similar to biomax but smoother) + foam)
8 golden pristella tetras
2 Bolivian Rams
3 Black Skirt Tetras
Unknown # of MTS
2 Nerite snails
Dosing procedure: 4 days w/ full maracyn recommended dose, 4 pks per day (tank was rated 46g but after substrate and rocks and such i estimated it at 40g so 4pks a day)
I ran out on day 5 so i had to wait 2 days to get it, but LFS had water sprite so i added that to my tank, most of the BGA had already gone, only tiny tufts of it were still on some of my leaves, looked a lot like fuzz algae but upon touching it, realized it was bga, just a lighter green
I dosed full amt on day 7 and 8
I left my lights of on day 8 and 9, but did not cover the tank up. After turning on the lights I saw no BGA.
Added Amano shrimp 3-4 days after, no water change yet (i didnt not see a need to since my water params had not changed). The shrimp did fine.
I did notice that there was a dark brown film UNDER the BGA, looked like heavy duty brown diatoms, but my nerites started to eat that brown stuff and after adding the amano shrimp, the brown stuff is almost all gone except for patches at the tips of my sword which are at the top of the tank.
I also noticed that my most heavily infected leaves now have little pin-hole holes all over it, indicating a potassium deficiency? I dont know what the cause of this is, if it was soil, the bga, or maracyn?
My other plants are fine, 2 of my dwarf chain swords started sending out runners mid medication time and grew 4 extra plants for me. My anarchris also started to grow very well around day 6 and 7.
I know discus are much more sensitive to meds than tetras are. My fish have also become very hardy because I was in school until May last year and before then 6 of the pristellas and all 3 black skirts had lived in neglect because my parents forgot to feed them a lot and never changed the water so they may have been accustomed to hard times...