Erythromycin for BGA treatment

Themuleous

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I've got a very stubborn case of BGA in my work tank that won't shift so I'm going to get some Erythromycin. Not the planted tank way of doing things, but I know it'll work. I can get 60 250mg tablets from the USA. If anyone else is interested, let me know, I'll never use 60 tables so happy to split it with a few people if needs be.

Sam
 

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All the normal things! Well mostly black out combined with a good tank clean. It could be flow, but the tanks been run for years now and its only started in the last few month so I doubt its a flow problem. Could I guess just be the age of the tank, if I had time a compete strip down and clean would probably solve it, but I really dont have time at the moment.

Sam
 

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Blackouts work 100% if done correctly. Things like bin liners do let a small amount of light so you have to make sure no light at all gets into the tank. If BGA comes back after a blackout the chances are it'll come back after using anti biotics as well.

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You could have a drop in filter flow? have you given it an overhaul?
Extra nitrates work well too, i know you've upped NO3 before, you could try that combined with good flow.
A small powerhead may also help, directed so that flow was rushing past it but not directly hitting it?
 

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There are some pretty serious restrictions over the use of antibiotics over here and shipping them from the states would not be very legal I believe. To do it legally you'd need to get them from a vet over here and I don't think they'd prescribe them for an in-tank treatment.
 

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FYI, they do work very well, we, the pill popping Pharm industry folks in the USA...............

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Tom Barr
 

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you could alwasy try online
i hate the on line pharmacies because they are non regulated , i wouldnt be surprised if you can collect drugs without a prescription now days

and if they want a prescription a lot of them have downloadable forms that just need a signature in

andrew
they manage to sell drugs including postage and packing cheaper than i can source them wholesale...
 
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