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  1. Tony Swinney

    BBA returns with a vengance

    Hi Bogwood Youre doing all the right things :) As youve seen from my journals I've had some battle with BBA, and resolved them within a couple of weeks using the same methods you are using - no blackouts required. The only other thing I would recommend is a shoal of Siamese Algae Eaters -...
  2. Tony Swinney

    Anubias and Use of Excel for Treating BBA

    HI I've been fighting BBA myself recently (and winning :D ). I've only dosed Excel / Easy Carbo directly onto the hardscape in the tank, rather than dosing it directly onto the plants. With my anubias (and all the plants) I just trimmed out all of the leaves and stems that had BBA on them...
  3. Tony Swinney

    BBA, and water change timings discussion

    Hi all Theres been a really interesting discussion going on in my discus tank journal, primarily regarding BBA, and then going onto discussing the best time of day to do your water changes - with some interesting thoughts from Tom Barr, Clive (ceg4048) and JamesM amongst others. I thought I'd...
  4. Tony Swinney

    Liquid Carbon for BBA, but which product ?

    Hi all Thanks for your replies, and the link to the other thread - 'interesting' reading and whilst it wouldnt stop me using any liquid carbon products, it will make me more aware of taking care of handling it, and storing it too. My decision was somewhat made by stock levels, as I had to...
  5. Tony Swinney

    Liquid Carbon for BBA, but which product ?

    Morning guys and gals I have BBA in my tanks, and have had some success using Excel directly syringed onto it to kill it off. I need to order more Liquid Carbon, and was wondering if there was any difference between the products when it comes to killing off BBA, as the Excel is alot more...
  6. Tony Swinney

    Algae on Cyperus

    Haha - funny you should say that - I've spent the last hour since our chat uprooting all the cyperus, and removing all the old leaves, which were the ones that were getting the algae :lol: All clean and replanted now :D The problem was / is exactly the same. Hair algae, plus some small green...
  7. Tony Swinney

    Thread Algae

    I think I've got a similar prob to Paulo - "hair algae" (mines black) on vallis and bolbitis, but only where its in high flow ? I'll get some pics posted up tomorrow, with more info. Edit: Now that I've seen Paulos pic, mine is definitely a different type of algae, so I'll post pics tomorrow...
  8. Tony Swinney

    Algae images required

    Ooops - missed that bit. Sorry George :oops:
  9. Tony Swinney

    Algae images required

    Not sure if the algae, or the pics are good enough, but here is my BBA :( Tony