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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-06-2013, 08:22 PM
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Re: BBA algae treatment

BBA is a sign of low co2.

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Originally Posted by herns View Post
BBA is a sign of low co2.

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Could one possibly put in a chunk of dry ice in the afflicted area to temporarily stunt BBA growth, assuming you don't have live stock?

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post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-08-2013, 11:56 PM
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Recently I had/have an outbreak in my shrimp tank.The shrimp eat it albeit sparingly so it gave me room to experiment with some plants algea resistances.Of all my plants Rotala rotundifolia even in direct contact with the algea weeks later still had no algea growing on it.Turns out there was some root tabs that floated above the substrate.So far after removing these by hand the algea has subsided for the most part.(I left some for the shrimp to munch)
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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 11:55 AM
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As of this morning the BBA is essetnailly gone form my tank. I attribute this to the Excel Flourish. I double dosed 1x and turned off the CO2 for a day or two. Turned my tank very cloudy. Three day slater i turned back on the CO2 and the tank cloudiness went away. Then about 5 days later I did a 50% water change with tap water. Now 3 days after that the BBA has evaporated. Excel did not affect the fish, but melted all my val within a day or two (except for some roots that seem to be alive) and crypts. Everything else is fine. I am happy. Good luck!!!
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