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Is this BBA?

Discussion in 'Algae Control' started by TexasRock, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. TexasRock

    TexasRock Prolific Poster

    May 31, 2006
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    Some of my plants have this furry black looking algae on the edges of the leaves...

    Is this BBA, if so, I need to dial my CO2 up a bit to correct it right?


  2. VaughnH

    VaughnH Lifetime Charter Member
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    Jan 24, 2005
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    Re: Is this BBA?

    That sounds like BBA, and if you remove the infected leaves, or kill the algae on them with peroxide or a bleach solution (the last two are not universally accepted practice), and raise the CO2 level it should be gone for good. I have done that, but I still get tiny patches of it on my heater, which is in the direct path of my CO2 mist. Algae likes all the same "food groups" as plants.

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