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11-12-2012 02:56 PM
flesxruoyxllik i see i forgot to say i soaked my rocks in h2o2 some time around the 3rd maybe idk. bba looks like it stop growing on the rocks but its a bit of a problem on the glass now. if i scrape it off will spores be released and i get another bloom? is that even how bba repoduces?
11-09-2012 01:15 AM
TexasCichlid Nothing inherently wrong with a UG filtration system and higher nitrate production for a planted tank. Get some nice root feeders and heavily plant the tank, keep up with water changes. UGF's are ineffective for very large bioloads in non planted tanks, but are perfectly acceptable in planted situations or for shrimp tanks. Just my two cents on that, not a huge fan of them but it's not the end of the world.
11-09-2012 12:34 AM
mike1v i think if you don't get rid of the ugf you will always fight nitrates.. They are hard to keep clean. Too much sludge gets into the substrate which is difficult to keep clean with plants.. Many years ago I had a ugf and I could see from under the tank. I was able to put a thin, maybe 1/2", hose down the lift tubes and move it around to clean the junk from underneath. Had to do it often. I say, pull the tank apart, replant without the ugf.. Its a pain one time.. the ugf will be a pain for a long time..
11-08-2012 09:41 PM
flesxruoyxllik nitrates are high like unsafe high ive been working on that with weekly water changes
i cut my photo period to 6 1/2 hours
picked up a big bottle of excel im going to start dosing as soon as nitrates drop
11-07-2012 04:23 AM
caique What are your nitrate readings? I had an undergravel got rid of it. Also had a nitrate problem, undergravel gone nitrate problem all gone too. High nitrates and bba get along well.
11-05-2012 05:24 PM
Dave6265 Cut your photo period... I have the zoomed 2x t5ho fixture on top of an 18" deep tank, and anything over 9 hours photo period and I see BBA.

My second suggestion would be a cleanup crew, but it seems like that would make a quick snack considering your livestock.
11-05-2012 05:10 PM
flesxruoyxllik so i decided to use excel for a co2 source.

will raising my kh ( currently 50-80ppm) help to slow bba?
11-04-2012 05:40 PM
flesxruoyxllik ive had some success fighting hair algea with excel but that was a smaller tank im gonna need a big bottle to o.d. this 75

or should i do this
a diy co2 with a 2-liter bottle for a yeast grower, another connected with hoses going into some water to collect that white slimy gunk ive seen with some diy. finaly into the tank with an air stone difuser that i can move around to trouble spots, mainly rock caves and ugf tubes.
11-04-2012 06:19 AM
willknowitall o2 o2 o2
11-04-2012 06:17 AM
Originally Posted by In.a.Box View Post
Doesn't matter what you do... BBA will show up no matter what.
what? so negative
11-03-2012 10:58 PM
In.a.Box Doesn't matter what you do... BBA will show up no matter what.
11-03-2012 10:32 PM
jmowbray GOOD LUCK!!!!! I have had my tank running for 3 years. IT went away but is back and not giving up. CO2 is as high as it can go, nutrient are perfect WCs every week 25-50%, overdosing excel and it's here to stay.
11-03-2012 10:13 PM
flesxruoyxllik the light fixture is an achripelago lighting model SL-3 120v - .8 amps - 60 hz
i have no idea if its low or high output
11-03-2012 10:02 PM
AlyeskaGirl Is your fixture high output or normal output?
11-03-2012 09:29 PM
HybridHerp I feel like the addition of pressurized co2 would help. I have the same issue and its only getting worse, so what I'm going to do is everything possible to allow my plants to have an edge over the BBA

I'm not even sure if siamese algae eaters would do anything for bba, nor do I think that there is any animal that would eradicate the issue completely
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