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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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BBA turning RED?????

So, its been about two weeks without power back at my home (sandy).

However, even before that had happened I had acquired a rather bad case of BBA. It basically has carpet all of my driftwood....left plants alone however. In any event....it apparently has turned a bright red according to my parents. I haven't seen this myself, but I have no idea what that means. So help?

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Sounds like the power outage may have been a blessing in disguise (for your bba). From my experience, when it turns red, it's dying.

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No power ... No light ... No BBA
Red mean its dying
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Red BBA is the best kind of BBA. The dying kind.

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Yup, it's dying BBA. When ever I spot treat BBA with Excel, it starts to turn red. I then know that it's dying.
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Oh, cool.
I still need to get co2 for my tank bit RS good to know then that the BBA is dying

My 75 gallon High Tech Tank:http://tinyurl.com/n7zp47m
My 10 gallon High Tech Tank:http://tinyurl.com/qyf7s5o
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Good news is if tank params havent changed it will come back lol..sorry couldnt resist! :0
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I think BBA is really a red algae anyway. But, it looks black to us for some reason. Mine turn pink or red when I squirt Excel on it, then it gets white, then it vanishes. (Then it returns as new BBA!)

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I think BBA is really a red algae anyway. But, it looks black to us for some reason. Mine turn pink or red when I squirt Excel on it, then it gets white, then it vanishes. (Then it returns as new BBA!)
you could also try a black every 2 mothes or so. it work s great for me and all i do its turn the lights of for 3 days and then squirt excell on it to keep the growth under control

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