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Old 06-20-2013, 03:28 AM   #46
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Hey frrok I had B. Urophthalmoides for a short period of time and they were more orange, maybe umber. Maybe a small yellow on the top of the stripe like in the picture. Not very strongly colored over all.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:36 AM   #47
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Hey frrok I had B. Urophthalmoides for a short period of time and they were more orange, maybe umber. Maybe a small yellow on the top of the stripe like in the picture. Not very strongly colored over all.
Hey. Thanks. I noticed a few different color variations online for sure. So this is good to know.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:29 AM   #48
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Just read the thread!
super nice tank, love the scape and the gear!
hopefully your algae issues go away quickly

goodluck!
Hey. thank you for your nice comments!
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:54 PM   #49
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It's been a week of dosing the EM and I'm sad to say that the BGA is still around. Some of it has died but I think the infestation is just too great. Plus I kept the co2 and fertz going while medicated the tank. That probably helped to keep some of it alive. Anyway, I went through all the packs of the EM, so rather than going out and buying more I'm just thinking of starting over and replanting everything. But this time no dry start. I have some HC and s.repens growing emersed right now but I will probably need to hunt down some more along with dhg. Every time I look at the tank it just makes me depressed. Had such good potential. Just goes to show that if you make one dumb mistake it screws up the whole system. What a waste of time!
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:30 AM   #50
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:37 AM   #51
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Can you suck most of it out with an airline tubing? I'd suck it out and then do the EM.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:26 AM   #52
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Can you suck most of it out with an airline tubing? I'd suck it out and then do the EM.
I tried that but it sucks up the HC along with it.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:39 AM   #53
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^ Dude, I have the same problem as you! My HC Cuba grows great but some of it is covered in BGA. Using a suction tubing, it just uproots part of the HC if I'm not careful.

It's interesting to see the HC Cuba's response to an Algae (bacteria) attack, it will send runners and grow new stems while the affect ones melt. What you get is a healthy top stem that floats away from the affected runners.

I haven't tried EM yet, but I can tell you that a black out didn't work for me. The BGA was present in the filter media which is completely void of light. Limiting or increasing fertilizers did nothing but affect the rate of growth of my plants.

This is what I'm going to try to do, maybe you can try this method before tearing this beau of a tank down:

Manual removal,
Manual clean of filter media,
New Tubing for Canister filter,
EM or try Kanaplex's Seachem medication
(You might have a strain of BGA resistance to EM)

Daily Bedtime stories to the plants, 1 hour before lights off.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:57 AM   #54
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^ Dude, I have the same problem as you! My HC Cuba grows great but some of it is covered in BGA. Using a suction tubing, it just uproots part of the HC if I'm not careful.

It's interesting to see the HC Cuba's response to an Algae (bacteria) attack, it will send runners and grow new stems while the affect ones melt. What you get is a healthy top stem that floats away from the affected runners.

I haven't tried EM yet, but I can tell you that a black out didn't work for me. The BGA was present in the filter media which is completely void of light. Limiting or increasing fertilizers did nothing but affect the rate of growth of my plants.

This is what I'm going to try to do, maybe you can try this method before tearing this beau of a tank down:

Manual removal,
Manual clean of filter media,
New Tubing for Canister filter,
EM or try Kanaplex's Seachem medication
(You might have a strain of BGA resistance to EM)

Daily Bedtime stories to the plants, 1 hour before lights off.
Yep. HC is growing fine. Actually pearling. But the BGA is so thick in some places within it. That I can't suck it out. I try and pull out as much as I could with tweezers. But it's tough to get it all without uprooting the HC. After the week of EM treatment, I cleaned the tank, pulled out more BGA. cleaned the glass and rocks, did a 90% water change and cleaned the filter media. There was no BGA in the media or my tubing. A lot of it is dying but there is a good amount that is still green.

Really the only thing left to do is just clean everything again and pull out all the plants. My s.repens is dying back, It may have been affected by the EM. I'm not sure. But dhg, hc and e. tennelus is growing. . I have some leftover aqua soil I can replace with whatever I pull out inadvertently. I will most likely keep the hard scape in place just clean the rocks really good and get all the BGA off. Going to try and source some more plants and pump it with co2 and get the plants growing well from the start.

The journey continues...
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:02 PM   #55
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:26 PM   #56
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How about a pic update?
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:46 PM   #57
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How about a pic update?
I'll try to get a pic tonight... but too be honest... it looks like crap.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:51 PM   #58
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Here's a pic. I'm trying h2o2 again. But double the dosage. Doubting wether this is worth it. It's pretty bad.

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Old 07-04-2013, 04:44 AM   #59
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That's some nasty stuff. You might want to reduce your lighting and find out the parameters of the water coming out of you tap..
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