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Algae on Java Moss

Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by Jeremyblevins, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Jeremyblevins

    Jeremyblevins Junior Poster

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    Okay so today i notice what i believe is BBA on my Java Moss.
    What step should i take to get rid of it?

    Here are a couple pics

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    ghostsword Lifetime Charter Member
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    Hello,

    What I have done with some moss that had algae was to wrap it with cling film and place it for a week on a dark place, a cupboard or a box will do.

    However you need to also look at why you are getting BBA on it.
     
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    I think this is a cianobacteria, and without eritromicin you wouldn't go any well, raise up NO3
    Dario
     
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    Well i have a 55 gallon aquarium.
    • 5 pearl gourami
    • Water wistieria
    • Anacharis
    • Java moss
    • Diy co2 w/ Hagen ladder
    • Fluval 305 and aqua tech 30-60
    • 64 watt shop light
    • I recently dosed in nutrafin plant gro iron enriched mostly traces
    • I plan on doing ei soon and upping the lighting with some cfl from homedepot
     
  5. Jeremyblevins

    Jeremyblevins Junior Poster

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    well i'm going to be doing a water change tomorrow what should i do?
     
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    Gerryd Plant Guru Team
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    Hi,

    Many times BBA is related to poor c02. However it can also be exacerbated by the following:

    1) Low N
    2) Clogged/dirty/underperforming filters.
    3) Flow

    You can try a gentle excel bath for the worst infected moss to see if that works.

    Mostly, I keep the best portions and fix the root cause(s).

    Hard to say exactly the cause, but look at the whole tank and setup.

    I would venture to say the DIY c02 is your culprit. Can you SLOWLY and carefully increase the c02 rate a bit? Turn up and observe for a few days to ensure the fish are okay.....

    BBA is slow to recede and can take some time/effort. Have patience.
     
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    well i just removed my old hob filter so it's just a canister now so the surface disturbance is down a lot so hopefully it'll bring it down. and i'm in the process of going from 5 liters of co2 to 8 liters increasing a liter every week.
     
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