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Darn BBA

Discussion in 'Algae Control' started by brad, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. brad

    brad Prolific Poster

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    O.K. so when my co2 ran out, I got a good heavy load of BBA, GSA, and thread algae, and fuzz algae all at once. The fuzz doesn`t bother me too much. It`s under control to the point you have to look for it to find it. The GSA is gone. The thread algae persists but only in the java moss. My plan is to remove the affected parts of the java and increase the shrimp population.

    The problem is the darn BBA. I trimmed it right back. Threw out some of the anubias. Cranked my co2. By 7 o`clock, my angels are gasping at the surface. they`re gonna stay that way too darn them. However, the BBA continues. Co2 turns on 1 hour before the lights come on, and goes off at the same time as the lights. I admit, It`s much much slower, but still faster at taking over anubia leaves than the anubia is at replacing them. I`m considering using Flourish Excel to help but don`t want to keep using it.

    I know it`s co2. I`ve read it 100 times. Co2 co2 co2. But how? :confused:
     
  2. PeterGwee

    PeterGwee Lifetime Charter Member
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    Re: Darn BBA

    Have a bit of surface current (just good movement and not alot) to go along with the increment of CO2 (do this slowly though).

    Regards
    Peter Gwee
     
  3. brad

    brad Prolific Poster

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    Re: Darn BBA

    I have an aquaclear HOB filter. There's plenty of surface movement.
     
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