Is this BBA?

TexasRock

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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?

Thanks!

Keith
 

VaughnH

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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.