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Hi! I was recommended to using glutaraldehyde for algae and this has gone very well in one of my aquariums. The treatment consists of using 5 ml of glutaraldehyde per 10 gallons of aquarium water at night for a period of two weeks. The glutaraldehyde that can be used is the medicinal one, or also come products specifically for freshwater aquariums that containing it, as is Seachem Flourish Excel and Api CO2 Booster, this last is the one I'm using. I've been one weeks already using it and the difference was really amazing. The glutaral, in addition to eliminate any type of algae including those you have in your aquarium, also provides CO2 to your plants. Please note, that there is one product of glutaral used as an industrial disinfectant, this can not be used for aquariums because that would kill the fish. This type comes mixed with other chemicals and detergents that affect to much the fish. Please don't use that kind of glutaral. If you want, you can find out more info about the glutaraldehyde on the internet but I really told you everything you need to know. Thanks for your attention guys, have a nice day! I forgot something! If you buy in a pharmacy, it has to be glutaraldehyde of 2%, no more please. There is one that came from 50% for example, that would kill the fish because it is too much amount, so it's better to buy the Seachem flourish excel or Api Co2 booster to secure that it safe to fish and invertebrates for freshwater aquariums. Thanks for read my post. Here I upload two videos of my tank, in this videos I want to show you it before and after the treatment. Regards.

Before use the treatment with glutaraldehyde:

After one week using the glutaraldehyde on my tank:

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When you figure it out let me know - I have been fighting it for almost a year .

Are you using EcoComplete substrate ?

I am using Fluval LED lights too on most those that do not have fluval (Fluval Aqualife and Plant ) have Hagen T5ho twin tube with Geissman tubes .

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Hi, which chemist can I buy this to try? do you have any link of the bottle so I can bring and ask?

Thanks

Hi! I was recommended to using glutaraldehyde for algae and this has gone very well in one of my aquariums. The treatment consists of using 5 ml of glutaraldehyde per 10 gallons of aquarium water at night for a period of two weeks. The glutaraldehyde that can be used is the medicinal one, or also come products specifically for freshwater aquariums that containing it, as is Seachem Flourish Excel and Api CO2 Booster, this last is the one I'm using. I've been one weeks already using it and the difference was really amazing. The glutaral, in addition to eliminate any type of algae including those you have in your aquarium, also provides CO2 to your plants. Please note, that there is one product of glutaral used as an industrial disinfectant, this can not be used for aquariums because that would kill the fish. This type comes mixed with other chemicals and detergents that affect to much the fish. Please don't use that kind of glutaral. If you want, you can find out more info about the glutaraldehyde on the internet but I really told you everything you need to know. Thanks for your attention guys, have a nice day! I forgot something! If you buy in a pharmacy, it has to be glutaraldehyde of 2%, no more please. There is one that came from 50% for example, that would kill the fish because it is too much amount, so it's better to buy the Seachem flourish excel or Api Co2 booster to secure that it safe to fish and invertebrates for freshwater aquariums. Thanks for read my post. Here I upload two videos of my tank, in this videos I want to show you it before and after the treatment. Regards.

Before use the treatment with glutaraldehyde:

After one week using the glutaraldehyde on my tank:

___________________

My channel in YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVImmM5y7P98cGsVEVwidJA

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Hi, which chemist can I buy this to try? do you have any link of the bottle so I can bring and ask?

Thanks

You will find most likely that Glut will reduce/clear it short term only for it to return later .

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Hi, which chemist can I buy this to try? do you have any link of the bottle so I can bring and ask?

Thanks

He lives in Puerto Rico so it will be a long trip to his chemist shop! bgomf.

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It is not technically an Algae but a bacteria with a symbiotic relationship with algae cells similar to the way a giant clam does. It's gram negative bacteria, so treat it with Erythromycin, get a private script from your doctor and treat according. Dosage should be easy to find on the net. My GP just rolls her eyes now when I ask for something or other.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanobacteria

Glut is useless against Cyanobacter. It is only effective at killing black beard algae and Val. Seachem make a glut fertiliser or you can buy australian and by Aquagreens Dino Pee. Glut is used in hospital as a sterilizer, but it is carcinogenic in undiluted form. Don't worry aquarium grade stuff is way diluted for safety. Still it won't touch Cyanobacter.

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Ive been using chemiclean. Worked, but its 6months now since i used it and the bga has come back. Just ordered some more and will treat again.

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Ive been using chemiclean. Worked, but its 6months now since i used it and the bga has come back. Just ordered some more and will treat again.

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Could be the BGA was somehow re-introduced. It never came back in my tank after I used Chemiclean 2 years ago.

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Could be the BGA was somehow re-introduced. It never came back in my tank after I used Chemiclean 2 years ago.

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Unless its in tapwater i dont see how. I completely stripped the tank, only left the sand in it.

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Unless its in tapwater i dont see how. I completely stripped the tank, only left the sand in it.

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It probably is in the sand. I know of someone set up a new tank, had BGA within weeks, stripped the

tank down twice because BGA returned. In the end they gave up altogether, now the tank sits empty

as a display case for shells....

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