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04-18-2013 11:55 AM
JonWF As of this morning the BBA is essetnailly gone form my tank. I attribute this to the Excel Flourish. I double dosed 1x and turned off the CO2 for a day or two. Turned my tank very cloudy. Three day slater i turned back on the CO2 and the tank cloudiness went away. Then about 5 days later I did a 50% water change with tap water. Now 3 days after that the BBA has evaporated. Excel did not affect the fish, but melted all my val within a day or two (except for some roots that seem to be alive) and crypts. Everything else is fine. I am happy. Good luck!!!
04-08-2013 11:56 PM
Beezledrop Recently I had/have an outbreak in my shrimp tank.The shrimp eat it albeit sparingly so it gave me room to experiment with some plants algea resistances.Of all my plants Rotala rotundifolia even in direct contact with the algea weeks later still had no algea growing on it.Turns out there was some root tabs that floated above the substrate.So far after removing these by hand the algea has subsided for the most part.(I left some for the shrimp to munch)
04-07-2013 01:57 AM
assasin6547
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BBA is a sign of low co2.

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Could one possibly put in a chunk of dry ice in the afflicted area to temporarily stunt BBA growth, assuming you don't have live stock?
04-06-2013 08:22 PM
herns
Re: BBA algae treatment

BBA is a sign of low co2.

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04-06-2013 02:43 AM
Chipster55
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Originally Posted by Mishmosh View Post
I do not know what is providing your water circulation in the 55 gallon but for a tank that size, I would have 2 good sized canisters going or one FX5.
I have a good size canister in the 55. I forget the size but its a cascade that is one size larger than needed
04-06-2013 02:39 AM
Chipster55
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I had some bba not to long ago, I got rid of it by reducing photo period to 6 hours, overdosing excel, pruning the already affected leaves, upping co2 to over 30 ppm, and having some ottos in the tank helps as well because they will eat the dead bba but not while its alive. If none of that works try an algeacide such as tetra algae control it works well, another is api algaefix which I have heard it can work really well and it can also severely sicken and even kill fish so just be careful. hope this helps
Thanks for your info but this is a shrimp tank and the only thing I know I can use safely is excel. My problem is the BBA is all over substrate. As I said earlier, I really don't want to move the shrimp as there are 150+ in there. This really sucks because the water conditions were perfect, doing one 50% change a week ans water was crystal clear (which it still is). I don't understand why after using aged water for a couple water changes this crap appeared in all my tanks that I used it in. The others I got rid of it basically as you described above with lots of circulation. Has anyone else experienced this with aged water?? That's the million dollar question for me.
04-05-2013 03:22 AM
fishfreak36 I had some bba not to long ago, I got rid of it by reducing photo period to 6 hours, overdosing excel, pruning the already affected leaves, upping co2 to over 30 ppm, and having some ottos in the tank helps as well because they will eat the dead bba but not while its alive. If none of that works try an algeacide such as tetra algae control it works well, another is api algaefix which I have heard it can work really well and it can also severely sicken and even kill fish so just be careful. hope this helps
04-05-2013 02:45 AM
Mishmosh
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Ok thanks. Glad to know shrimp can handle excel. I've got about 3extra corella's I can use. Shrimp gonna think its a hurricane
I do not know what is providing your water circulation in the 55 gallon but for a tank that size, I would have 2 good sized canisters going or one FX5.
04-05-2013 02:41 AM
Chipster55
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Originally Posted by NWA-Planted View Post
Spot treat with hydrogen peroxide or excel
And get whatever is out of wack in wack
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Ok thanks. Glad to know shrimp can handle excel. I've got about 3extra corella's I can use. Shrimp gonna think its a hurricane
04-05-2013 02:32 AM
Mishmosh I like to dose high concentrations of excel for at least a couple of weeks. Gradually ramp the dosage up daily and the shrimp will tolerate it fine. Make sure water circulation in the tank is good. BBA really seems to florish where their is stagnant water.
04-05-2013 02:06 AM
Chipster55 Anyone?? Really concerned with all BBA on substrate
04-04-2013 02:33 AM
Chipster55 I'd have to spot treat all the gravel and with shrimp 150+ I don't think the shrimp would survive the amount of excel I would have to use. As far as the source I'm still trying to pin it down I don't know why but it seems to relate to the aged water I just started using. Both tanks that had this out break started after the addition of the aged water. Both these tanks were well established with very little BBA.
04-04-2013 01:04 AM
Chipster55 I bumped this because I have a 55 shrimp tank with same problem. I can't use much of anything to attempt to kill it and its all over gravel. I have a high tech setup and C02 is what will take care of it but I'm already in a light green color on drop checker. I backed my lights off from 12 to 8 hours. I think this all started when I started filling with aged water. I noticed this BBA starting about a month after. I'm treating my 75 ( which is right next to it with algae fix and double dose of excel and everything has recovered nicely but doesn't seem to be affecting the BBA on gravel here either. I probably have 100 + cherrys in there and would be nearly impossible. The aged water has a heater and bubbles in it and there is something about that water I think started this issue. Th Amis in advance
04-04-2013 12:53 AM
NWA-Planted
Re: BBA algae treatment

Spot treat with hydrogen peroxide or excel
And get whatever is out of wack in wack
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04-04-2013 12:50 AM
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