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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-24-2013, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by niko View Post
If you make frequent water changes (10% every other day) the tank will clear up in a few weeks. You an also do 50% every week but that is more disruptive than frequent small water changes.
Alright I'm determined to get rid of this... lets say I change 10% water every other day, even the BBA sticking on the rocks will disappear?
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post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-24-2013, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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Also, how do I find if there is a good circulation of water in the tank? I have big plants at the back and the outlet from the filter is setup such a way it directs at them... so I could see them sway a little, but the plants in the front are small. So how I could I test if there is enough circulation?

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post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 05:45 AM
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you can just trim that part of the plant off, vals bounce back quickly from trims
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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-29-2013, 07:02 AM
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If you have more than 10 gallons, get a true Siamese algae eater, problem solved.

BBA only grows when the plants are not growing at optimum rates ( think rolling stone gathers no moss), hence all the talk of Co2 increase, which allows the plants to utilize your nutrients more than your algae does.
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