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04-04-2012 04:51 AM
Fishies_in_Philly Fts=full tank shot. That sucks about the lights. Mine have been fine. No problems whatsoever
04-04-2012 03:45 AM
kjnguy3nn oh yea by the way Bill the T5 lights i got from aqua trader!!! the LEDS dont work at all on the one fixture of the 2. i called them and they said they can not do anything about it because it was out of the 30 day policy its been 33 days!
04-04-2012 03:43 AM
kjnguy3nn
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When are we getting a new fts john?
sorry fts?
04-03-2012 02:21 PM
Fishies_in_Philly When are we getting a new fts john?
04-03-2012 05:18 AM
kjnguy3nn thanks for the input I'll keep an update
04-03-2012 01:41 AM
jccaclimber I'm saying that even if you did remove it from the rock completely it wouldn't matter any more than dipping it in H2O2 for a moment because the conditions will still make it come back. Things that kill it off won't keep it gone unless you fix the root issue. This applies equally to all algae, but people seem to think it applies more (or less depending on who you ask) to BBA.
04-03-2012 01:19 AM
Zefrik
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The rock isn't the problem....
I am not saying the rock is the problem. I am saying that I had reoccurring BBA in multiple tanks after cleaning and using preventative methods.
04-02-2012 09:53 PM
jccaclimber
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I had BBA in one of my tanks. I could never get rid of it. H202, excel, co2, never went away. Take the affected plants out and burn them. I had a rock with BBA on it, I let it dry out in the sun for a week, used a scrub brush on it, put it back into a clean tank and within a week there was BBA on the rock again.
The rock isn't the problem....
04-02-2012 05:10 PM
KingPlakat
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that's what I might do it's only one plant with it

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Take that plant out immediatly and dose it with excel in a small holding container until the BBA goes away. I will do a double dose of excel on the main tank as well just to rid the water of any spores that might be floating around.

Although I don't know where it comes from...I do know that every time my java moss tank gets too much light, that's when I get the outbursts. Luckily I have a school of SAE and they keep it at bay, but when I had a huge outbreak when my Dad decided to unplug the timer so the lights were on 24/7....the whole tank was filled with it. Only after roughly have a bottle of excel and manually picking out the large clumps did it finally go away.
04-02-2012 04:58 PM
kjnguy3nn that's what I might do it's only one plant with it

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04-02-2012 04:11 PM
Zefrik I had BBA in one of my tanks. I could never get rid of it. H202, excel, co2, never went away. Take the affected plants out and burn them. I had a rock with BBA on it, I let it dry out in the sun for a week, used a scrub brush on it, put it back into a clean tank and within a week there was BBA on the rock again.
04-02-2012 03:47 PM
jersysman I had that growing in a 10 gallon tank I had with two 13 watt CFLs. I switched to 10 watt CFLs and haven't seen much of it since. So, I agree with the too much light explanation.
04-02-2012 11:08 AM
jccaclimber More Excel might cure it, of course Excel also tends to melt vals and crypts. Raising your light or decreasing the hours it is on may help. Tell us a bit more about it.
04-02-2012 06:37 AM
kcartwright856 I've never had BBA personally, but most everyone seems to say that it is an algae stemming mainly from CO2 issues. Usually either two little, or the fact that it is not consistent enough.

Do you have a drop checker? Are your bubble counts consistent?
04-02-2012 06:21 AM
kjnguy3nn so I need to turn my light down? and give it alittle more co2? I use excel

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