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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 02:34 AM Thread Starter
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Bba fighting.

I have started to see bba popping up the past month or two. The tanks is an 84g with two t5ho bulbs. Today I decided to up the co2 a bit and am wondering if I should get a second power head.

The filter is a fx4. The tank is fairly heavily planed with a small power head on the opposite side of the filter to help circulation


Should I be adding a second power head to increase flow? (Possibly part if the problem)
I have the fx4 intake and outtake on the left corner and a power head on the right




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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 03:00 AM
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Excel is excellent in ridding you tank of BBA. I would try the extra circulation as a long run cure but zap it with Excel. Turn off your flow when treating and target the BBA specifically with a baster or syringe.
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I have heard that BBA likes high flow, I am no expert but it seems to pop up right in my HoB
outflow. I had to do a ton of manual cleaning including scraping the top off my substrate last time I had it bad to get rid of it. =/
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Excel will turn it red overnight and it will fade away.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 05:35 PM
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just make sure none of your plants are sensitive to excel and wont melt them.

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