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La Reina 11-27-2010 06:53 PM

Best way to manage Blue-Green Algae? (Cyanobacteria)
 
I have a Fluval Edge with a male betta and three moss balls with a cyanobacteria problem. I have stopped using the halogen lights and it has not stopped the blue green slime that constantly covers my moss balls. What is the best way to manage the cyanobacteria? ( This is a "new" tank.) Would the addition of some sacrificial plants use up enough of the nutrients to stop the bacterial growth?

Mikaila31 11-27-2010 07:18 PM

what regular maintenance does the tank get?

La Reina 11-27-2010 07:46 PM

Weekly 50% water changes.

Mikaila31 11-28-2010 12:26 AM

I assume its filtered, how well do you clean it at each waterchange?

A air stone might help.


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