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Old 09-24-2012, 11:36 PM   #1
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algea problems.


What's up peoples.i am having a slight algea problem i would like to fix before it gets out of hand i don't wanna bleach.so do you have any ideas.I'm pretty sure it is beard algea.i have never had aalgea problem before so I'm not a 100% best wary to deal with it
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:04 AM   #2
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I'll let the experts chime in but sounds as if something is out of balance...co2?lights?ferts?...hard to advise without all the info
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:45 PM   #3
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My two 6700k lights come on at 11 - 9 , and my two 10,000k come on at 1-7 not even close to any direct sunlight.i have plenty of plants.i do not run co2. I have been putting co2 booster I'm for 3 days only then saw the algea and stopped it,i was also doing api plant food once a week.but stopped it also after the algea.i have done a little research and just stayed today double dosing flourish excel and am gonna do some spot treating every other day.any other ideas
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beard algae ...bleach (dont wanna), could try to remove all affected leaves, add a SAE or copper I think works but bad on some flora andfauna
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:16 AM   #5
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Where is it?
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:28 PM   #6
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Not sure what answer you want so I'm gonna try these lol.tennessee, I'm the dining room.no direct sunlight at all.if i turned off all the lights in the middle of the day it would be a little dark.stated treating with flourish excel,double dose.looks a little better and i did remove more than half of the leaves affected by the bba.oh and sense i have been using the excel my plants look amazing.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:07 PM   #7
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Well it has been like 4 days since i started the flourish excel.first day i put in the recommended dose for a new tank.after that i have put 4 cap fulls everyday.just a little over double the dose.algae is starting to turn pink..this stuff hashas worked great all plants are looking better than ever and no harm done to fish
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:07 PM   #8
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Causes for Black Beard Algae is low CO2 or fluctuating levels which is causing BBA.

Once it's in there it will always be lingering around but can be easily controlled.

Pink means its dying. Yah!

Excel is a CO2 supplement that you will need to dose on a daily bases now. Adjusting your dosing after you get it under control.

Good luck.
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:14 PM   #9
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I am hoping to get everything figured out.I'm pretty sure it is because i used far to much ferts right off the bat in thus new tank.i was scared i was gonna lose my plants.
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What do you mean by too much
Dosing in ppm? I still think its co2, lack of it
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