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HybridHerp 11-10-2012 09:53 PM

BBA turning RED?????
 
So, its been about two weeks without power back at my home (sandy).

However, even before that had happened I had acquired a rather bad case of BBA. It basically has carpet all of my driftwood....left plants alone however. In any event....it apparently has turned a bright red according to my parents. I haven't seen this myself, but I have no idea what that means. So help?

DeeJayA1 11-10-2012 10:10 PM

Sounds like the power outage may have been a blessing in disguise (for your bba). From my experience, when it turns red, it's dying.

In.a.Box 11-10-2012 10:15 PM

No power ... No light ... No BBA
Red mean its dying

Darkblade48 11-10-2012 10:47 PM

Red BBA is the best kind of BBA. The dying kind. :)

QQQUUUUAADDD 11-10-2012 11:42 PM

Yup, it's dying BBA. When ever I spot treat BBA with Excel, it starts to turn red. I then know that it's dying.

HybridHerp 11-11-2012 02:25 AM

Oh, cool.
I still need to get co2 for my tank bit RS good to know then that the BBA is dying

Merth 11-11-2012 02:46 AM

Good news is if tank params havent changed it will come back lol..sorry couldnt resist! :0

Hoppy 11-11-2012 03:00 AM

I think BBA is really a red algae anyway. But, it looks black to us for some reason. Mine turn pink or red when I squirt Excel on it, then it gets white, then it vanishes. (Then it returns as new BBA!)

horsedude 11-11-2012 08:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hoppy (Post 2074504)
I think BBA is really a red algae anyway. But, it looks black to us for some reason. Mine turn pink or red when I squirt Excel on it, then it gets white, then it vanishes. (Then it returns as new BBA!)

you could also try a black every 2 mothes or so. it work s great for me and all i do its turn the lights of for 3 days and then squirt excell on it to keep the growth under control
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