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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-31-2013, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Join Date: Mar 2013
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ID of my algae / liquid carbon ?

Hi, can you help me please?

I believe this is BGA, am I correct?

I was advised by my LFS to fill the tank up and try to siphon it out, but after an inspection just now, I don't think that's going to happen. I tried to wash a sample of the gravel under the running tap which didn't shift much, I had to pick/scrape it off with my tweezers. It's like a slimy dark brown/black/green mat which is across about 80% of my substrate.

The tank has been going for 2 months using the dry start method (sealed with occasional misting).

The plan is to fill and heavily plant in the next few days. Is there anything I can/should do to tackle this algae mat before I plant up and fill?

Many thanks


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