Thread: Black Alge?
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Old 26-06-2006, 07:02 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
Richard Sexton
 
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Default Black Alge?

In article et,
Jim Conklin wrote:
No, no sunlight at all. However I just stumbled on this site and it ID's it
as a kind of bacteria. ( Slime algae)

http://www.plantgeek.net/article_viewer.php?id=9

I'll give a try to the chemical they mention.


BAD IDEA. First, you'd be removing the symprom but not the
cause, it'll simply come back. Second, indiscriminate use
of aquarium antibiotics is extremely harmful and they will
soon no longer be sold as easily as now, mercifully.

That article should be removed from the Interent. It's one
of the single most bad and dangerous pieces of advice ever
published.

If you have blue green slime algae then nitrate alone will
kill it.


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