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Just send me the HC!
Is there a way to PURGE it off it's nastiness? (clean off the algae permanently?)
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Best picture in the whole thread.
If I could pick my tank up now and take an after shot, I would.

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BBA?
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post #109 of 141 (permalink) Old 03-12-2013, 12:19 AM
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20 gallon long dirt tank

Kill lighting period?


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post #110 of 141 (permalink) Old 03-12-2013, 01:06 AM
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My only success in battling BBA has come with Excel spot dosing.
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Look into this thread with a disclaimer that it may affect your livestock. You also need to find out what's causing the algae and make sure you make the appropriate changes whether or not you go ahead with more drastic algae treatments. Your problem may be too much light for the amount of CO2. This can be adjusted by either reducing intensity or time the light is on. You can reduce intensity by raising the lights or placing window screen under the lights. Pressurized CO2 should help but you have to be ready for more frequent pruning and adequate fert dosing.

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Purging... I can only say excel spot dosing or get about 20 amano shrimp.

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My inspiration for my build. Just waiting on the HC to come in
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My inspiration for my build. Just waiting on the HC to come in
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post #115 of 141 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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I made the jump to pressurized CO▓. Just a paintball setup. I'll try and make a post or two about that, but in the meantime here's a video...
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At the beginning that shrimp is hanging on for DEAR LIFE!
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post #119 of 141 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 02:15 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, they all kind of match. Didn't plan it that way. In fact, I want to get rid of a bunch of the platys and get something that will school more. Maybe to keep with what seems to be a Christmas theme I'll get a bunch of rumynose tetras!
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Hey man, did you ever take out the paper clips?
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