Thanx for having me here, I just joined.
I have been running a planted tank for half a year now and all seems fine. It's just that for a month or so now Black Beard/Pencil algea started manifesting itself on two very distinct places and plants. One place is in the top section of my Valisnerias, the other near the bottom, and just on the Lilieaopsis NZ.
Most (all?) other plants seem to stay fine and clean, however minor spreading seems eminent now. So I decided to ask here for advice and maybe someone could point me in the right way to approach this issue.
I'll add some pics that show the problem and below also my water values and such.
Any hints and info would be greatly appreciated, aswell are links to threads that might have allready covered this issue, I just cant seen to find my way yet in the vast amounts of topics and info here. So searching as yet means getting lost
Locations of BBA:
Detail on Lileaopsis NZ: (I think it is this plant at least)
Water values etc:
GH =11 Although a JBL strip test suggests 8 ?! Dunno??
I add weekly 30ML of 'Ferropol', and dayly 4 drops of 'Ferropol 24'
+_40 bubbles CO2, temp 24 degrees, 180 l tank, large ext filter, about 15 Platys, 4 algea eaters, 5 shrimps
water changes:30% every two weeks. My water is always clear as glass.
Lighting standard tubes, 1 Blue-front, 1 yellowish in the back and , for about 8hrs
CO2 also for about 8hrs
Thanks in advance to anyone picking this up!