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Will EI remove BGA?

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by priv_sim, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. priv_sim

    priv_sim Junior Poster

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    Hello everyone!

    So here is the situation:
    Like a couple months ago I started co2 running, increased light and planted much more plants than ever before to my 60L aquarium. Everything went fine for couple of weeks, but than my aquarium filled with BGA (no water change, no ferts at that time). After that I started to search for the cure and I found black-out method. Made 2 attempts, but non of it helped, so I thought "screw this aquarium!" and turned off the light and let it stay till now without any care.
    A week ago I checked my aquarium most of the plants survived but not the BGA and I found my mistake which I made before - no fertilizing. So I transplanted my plants, bough few more and started EI, but BGA just came back.
    Is there a hope that over time BGA will disappear?

    My tank:
    60L
    Pressured CO2
    2x15w lamps (1.8w/G)
    No fishes
    EI

    P.S. Sorry for my language mistakes, English isn't my main language
     
  2. VaughnH

    VaughnH Lifetime Charter Member
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    Just to be sure, are you referring to the slimy blue green algae, which is really more of a bacteria than algae? Or, green water, making pea soup of the tank water?

    Blue green algae seem to show up with too little nitrate dosing and/or too much light in stagnant areas, like down at the substrate/water line.
     
  3. priv_sim

    priv_sim Junior Poster

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    Yes it's blue green algae, it's like slime which can be easily taken off. Mostly it grows on the substrate and lower plants.
     
  4. Gerryd

    Gerryd Plant Guru Team
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    Hi,

    BGA can also be caused by low and unstable c02 levels.

    I used to get it a lot and it went down when I increased my kn03 dosing but was completely eliminated when I got my c02 levels correct and stable.

    I used to get it a lot and all over.

    No more BGA!
     
  5. priv_sim

    priv_sim Junior Poster

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    According to drop checker my co2 level is good (green), but in the morning it gets a bit yellowish, so I have ordered CO2 Magnetic valve it should arrive tomorrow.
     
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