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  1. RyanP

    Need help identifying algae

    Can you guys help me out in identifying the algae that I am fighting with? It's been popping up no my hardscape and on my carpeting and slower growing plants (Anubias, buces, S. Repens etc.) And also on most leaves that are slightly shaded. Have my CO2 cranked up as high as I safely can with my...
  2. plantman123

    I Stopped BBA without any chemicals or water change

    Been battling it for a month. Using toothbrush to scrape it off plants. The worst part was the sponge filter it loves porus materials. I didn't think it would work or in fact would make it worse.. but thought I would try it as a last resort option. I completely shut off the co2 and after a...
  3. C

    BBA.....help

    Hi all 1st time post so please be gentle ☺️ So... I’ve had my tank for a couple years and been trying plants for around 6-8 months. Really struggling with BBA and holes in my amazon sword. I’m trying low tech with regular (weekly) water changes of 50%. Don’t dose anything in there. Done...
  4. Nigel95

    Good way to remove organic waste / detritus

    Thought I should post it here as in my journal I don't reach everyone. IMO this is a very simple, cheap but effective method to keep the tank clean as possible. To much can organic waste can trigger algae like BBA (which we all hate don't we). Items needed: Turkey baster Hose (I use a 9/12...
  5. Dez0808

    Hi from Milton Keynes

    Hi everyone Just decided to join as I am currently battling BBA and there is so much useful information on here to help. I have 2 tanks. A 120litre freshwater with mix of tetra and keyhole cichlids. Pressurised Co2 and 2 aqua ray led slip lights with controller. I can grow plants really well...
  6. NOOBSCHOOLBUS

    Does c02 cause BBA in areas of high concentration?

    Hi, just a quick question. I have noticed that in the side of my tank where I have my co2 diffuser that the area is getting a little bit of BBA. It is concentrated on the areas where the co2 bubbles are sometimes pushed down onto them by the outflow of my filter. My diffuser is only maybe 1 inch...
  7. dr_dunno

    Is my Amazon Sword melting? Also a related BBA/algae question...

    I an a newbie in the wonderful world of aquarium and planted tanks. My planted tank is just over 3 weeks old now and is still cycling. These are my tank details: Tank size: 84L (~20G) - 60cm x 35cm x 40cm (L x W x H) Substrate: ADA AquaSoil Amazonia - 9L Normal and 2L Powder-M Plants in my...
  8. S

    BBA - temperature/light versus spore density

    Great work on the B12 link, although that is just one factor, no more or less important than organics (humic acid) and ammonia. Putting nutrients to one side, I would like to bring up environmental parameters that are known to effect BBA, such as temperature and light. Assuming BBA is...
  9. George Farmer

    I love BBA

    A lot of discussion about BBA, which is great... Sometimes it can look good. Funnily enough this is the only area in the tank with it. choc2 by George Farmer, on Flickr
  10. rebel

    Growing BBA

    Hi everyone, My first post here but I have been lurking a little and have kept plants for 2 years. I have planted tank 165L with 3 SAE. I am keen to give them regular nibbles of BBA but grow them elsewhere if possible. I don't want them to get used to algae wafers etc to see whether they will...
  11. Lukmana91

    Lighting Period Question

    Tank size: 150 L CO2: Yes indicator green Lighting: 14W x 4 with reflectors on each one Filter: Eheim Ecco Pro 300 Plants inside: Bacopa Monnieri Monte Carlo Ludwigia Grandulosa Ludwigia Ovalis Hydrocotyle Tripartita Staurogyne Repens Java moss Pogostemon Helferi Bucephalandra So I have...
  12. Lukmana91

    Hair Algae or BBA?

    The tank: Light: 54w SIze: 150 L CO2: injected but irregular due to regulator malfunction (is getting it sorted out) FIlter: Eheim Ecco Pro 300 The tank is newly set up and is only around 2 weeks old I was getting this strips of algae on my monte carlo, some folks have said that it is BBA, but...
  13. Joel Smith

    What level should I aim for with my nitrates? And two other ?'s...

    Hi guys, I currently have a 90 gallon tank. Water is 77 degrees Fahrenheit. My CO2 runs from 9AM-7PM at about 4-5BPS, my LED runs 10AM-3PM(15min fade out), and my 2x54T5HO run 2:40PM-8PM. I dose all flourish products: excel (every other day), potassium and iron (once a week), and flourish...
  14. Zak Rafik

    What exactly causes BBA?

    The more I read about BBA, the more I'm getting lost. It seemed that BBA was a result of not enough Co2 or fluctuating levels of Co2, at least that's what I have read here many many times in this forum. But I cam across this info at http://www.gwapa.org/articles/algae/ and it states this about...
  15. 2pods

    BBA in Low Light tank

    I have an Interpet Fishpod 120L I've been running for over five years. It has a variety of low/med light plants, gravel, and Mopani wood, which were doing well over all this time, being fed 5ml Neutro daily, along with half a cap of Neutro CO2 daily. Weekly water change is 30-40%. Filter is a...
  16. Zak Rafik

    Attacked by Algae in my planted tank. BBA / BGA / GSA - Help!

    Hi eveyone, This morning I noticed in my tank, 3 types of algae. Black Brush Algae -BBA Blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) -BGA Green Spot Algae -GSA For the first time, my 255 liter tank is being attacked at a large scale. Usually, the algae problems would be at a selected spot and would go...
  17. Arne

    Sacrilege, I know :O

    But I'm going to ask it anyway :D I have an ADA 60P with the Aquasky 601 LED lights above it. This is one hell (or sun) of a lighting system, and I am reluctant to add a dimmer to it, because I can't find any info on how to safely do this. The high levels of light, combined with my EI fert...
  18. John P Coates

    Sorry -yet another question about BBA

    I am beginning to see what I have identified as BBA growing mostly on the leaf edges of my slow-growing plants, rocks and driftwood. There is none on the substrate (JBL Manado). From doing some research on this site and elsewhere, it seems that growth of BBA (Audouinella) is caused by an...
  19. Spnl

    The "one-two punch" algae treatment

    Does anybody have any experience with this algae treatment? Specifically does it clear BBA and is it safe for livestock? http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=203684 The thread sounds convincing, but the fact that I haven't seen it mentioned on this site makes me wonder if it is yet...
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