1. Thomas

    Black Beard Algae Go Away On Its Own?

    Does BBA go away if you keep co2 at 30ppm? If so how long does it take for it to go away. I've been plague with bba for years now and I'm totally fed up with it. I have tried h202 treatment, kept my tank absolutely clean with trice weekly water changes using turkey baster to dislodge detritus...
  2. O

    Tank Cloudy With Co2 But Getting Bba?

    Hey all, I have a pretty strange issue here and I'm wondering if anyone can help me out. I have a planted 40g with a bit of ada amazonia under pool filter sand, and maybe 4kg of granite holding the structure in place. I'm running at about 10bps with an in-line diffuser and my whole tank is...
  3. C

    Bba Control And Fertilizers

    Hi, I have an almost cubic tank, 45cm x 45cm x (H) 48cm, gross volume 90 liters, actual volume more or less 75-80 liters. I started the tank as a "Walstad method", low light tank in 2015. In 2018-2019 soil started to seems depleted, and I added some fertilizers tabs (Dennerle) to add...
  4. K

    Will Removing Pressurised Co2 Help Take Control Of Bba?

    Just wondering the process involved in turning off the Co2 without making my situation even worse? Currently i have bba everywhere and cant seem to get on top of it. I just cant achieve balance and was hoping that removing the Co2 will help get balance and work from there? I think i bit off...
  5. G

    What Algae Is This?

    Hello everyone, I am new to the forum, but a long time lurker. I recently got bitten by the aquarium bug and have been so happy starting out with this hobby. Throughout my 3-4 months in the hobby I've encountered a few problems on the way, but nothing too serious. Currently, I have a small...
  6. A

    Bba Started After Adding Pressurized Co2

    Hi, I have had a pressurized CO2 system for over 4 years now but haven't been using it frequently until recently. I have seen that whenever I added the pressurized CO2, I started getting BBA all over the tank. I have always been having a problem with my CO2 regulator and so the full tank would...
  7. S


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  8. M

    Question About Water Changes / Bba In My Low Tech Tanks

    I currently have 2 low tech tanks set up. Both have small amounts of BBA that I have been dealing with for awhile. Both are pretty heavily planted with the plants listed 20 gallon long: finnex stingray w/ 1 piece of window screen and glass top / photo period 6 hours fauna: crypts, anubias...
  9. DeepMetropolis

    Bba Tank..

    Okay I really got an problem my chocolate gourami tank has been taken over by captain black beard. And i don't know what to do, it is a no co2 tank with only ferns and anubias some buce.. Turned the lights down to 50% for 8h its really low light sits in the darkest corner of my house.. 30% water...
  10. rs18alpha

    Bba On Manzanita Wood And Lava Rocks

    If we need to get into the lighting, co2 and water parameters on my tank then we can address that later if need be. What I'm looking for is any basic suggestions on how to Kill or control BBA . A short while ago I did back off my co2 because I thought it was too much. When I looked at the...
  11. M

    Diatoms And Bba

    My new 20 Long low tech has been set up for a few months and I'm starting to get brown diatoms (know this is usual for a new tank). The issue is I'm also starting to get very tiny tufts of BBA. The photo period is 6-6.5 hours using a Finnex stingray which should be between 35-40 par with a glass...
  12. C

    Bba In Low Tech Tank!

    I have 200l tank,1200l/h subbmersible pump wich i run few hour a day just for flow i dont use the tube for air,Light is 2 14w Led 6500k tubes,and for the fertz as tom said i took 3x EI dosing,i cuted that to x1 (once a week)and cut that x1 in 1/3,im using diy dry fertz witch i have dissolved in...