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|06-01-2013 10:59 PM|
|flowerfishs||I have spirogyra and BBA in my tank too. Really want to kill them all. nasty look in my tank. trying to figure out the root issue, but also want to get rip of them as soo as possible, so I bought 3 platy from petsmart and put them in the tank to see if they really eat spirogyra. (A lot of people report that platy eat spirogyra ) It's already 2 days. I see one of them eating the spirogyra this morning. That's a good sign. I don't feed them anything. Hop they eAT ALL the spirogyra.|
|05-28-2013 06:31 PM|
|parrottbay||Still subscribed and did you ever combat the BBA? I now have that issue also... hahah|
|03-09-2013 04:27 AM|
Originally Posted by AUvet14 View Post
|03-09-2013 04:26 AM|
Originally Posted by meowschwitz View Post
|03-09-2013 02:59 AM|
I'd been silently monitoring this thread as I too had an outbreak after uprooting some larger stem plants - I think the stirred up aquasoil was likely the cause. Anyway after trimming impacted plants plants, more frequent water changes, manually removing it and spot treatments with hydrogen peroxide (these all just kept it in check but didn't eliminate it) I finally succumbed to doing a blackout on the tank while I was out of town.
Before leaving did a very large water change, cleaned all the interior glass, filter intake and any large portions on the plants. Then blacked out the entire room for ~2.5 days except for 1/2 hour each day when I had some LEDs come to provide indirect light for the fish during their feeding. Tank appears clean of the stuff, now have to see if it stays that way when I go back to a normal light schedule. Fish and CRS survived, plants look pale but alive, dwarf hairgrass took the worst of it but should recover with time.
|01-10-2013 04:29 PM|
|AUvet14||Update: While I was gone for Christmas break, my CO2 ran low, so I had an algae bloom. When I returned, the plants were completely overrun with hair algae, whether it be spirogyra or other types, as well as BBA. It appears that I didn't re-acclimate my shrimp adequately when I added them back to the tank right before I left and I guess they all died Since I got back last week, I've treated with AlgaeFix for 2 doses, one dose on the first day and one dose on the 4th day. It has nearly eliminated the hair algae. I will dose maybe once or twice more to try to get rid of it all, but the AlgaeFix worked wonders on the hair algae. Now I just have to figure out how to kill the BBA. Now that I have my CO2 back in order, I should be able to prevent further growth, but killing what is already there in my next task to conquer.|
|01-01-2013 10:04 PM|
Originally Posted by plantbrain View Post
|01-01-2013 09:06 PM|
H2O2 never eradicated it, I tried a few times.
Algaefix does kill it all.
Root issue needs solved 1st, mostly CO2 issues.
|01-01-2013 08:39 PM|
Originally Posted by parrottbay View Post
|01-01-2013 07:22 AM|
|parrottbay||Thanks for sharing, I am going to subscribe because I am facing the same problem... still not sure if it is fixed :S|
|01-01-2013 03:02 AM|
Originally Posted by meowschwitz View Post
|01-01-2013 02:41 AM|
|meowschwitz||Will Algaefix kill off mosses/liverworts?|
|01-01-2013 12:51 AM|
I haven't updated this thread in a while. The H2O2 treatment appeared to work for about a week and a half but I started seeing little green threads appearing again. This time I set up a quarantine tank and caught all my shrimp and quarantined them in the quarantine tank for the duration of the AlgaeFix treatment which did work. I used 3 treatments as per the directions on the bottle, 3 days apart, just to make sure I got rid of it before I left for Christmas break. This looks to have worked so far but I will know for sure when I get back to my apartment on Friday. I've had someone caring for the aquarium while I've been gone.
Lesson learned: try Algaefix first. Much less labor intensive and I saw improvement withing the first 3 days and throughout the whole treatement there was do noticeable damage to any of the plants or the moss.
|12-31-2012 11:26 PM|
|TexasCichlid||If you hit it with the proper dose of AlgaeFix, you won't have to trim or disposes of plants in my experience with it. Hate spiro.|
|12-31-2012 11:24 PM|
|jonathan||I had this problem in a ten gallon aquarium with java moss, and I used Algaefix. Algae turned pink, then eventually white. It was dead and never actually went away. None of my fish would eat it. I ended up throwing everything it touched away.|
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