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Old 08-21-2014, 01:47 PM   #1
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help is needed blue moss


Hi all I have a blue moss that has started taking over it's on some plants got my decoration's on filter pipes .any one know how to kill this with out kill with out killing every thing in tank?
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Old 08-21-2014, 01:56 PM   #2
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Do you think it might be cyanobacteria?
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Old 08-21-2014, 02:05 PM   #3
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looks like some call it bba

Bump: found pic. of it in algae and has a bushy look to it and a dark blue in color.
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Old 08-21-2014, 02:19 PM   #4
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bba loves enviroments with low co2
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Tell us about your tank. Does it have a filter? A Light? what is in it etc.
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Old 08-21-2014, 03:18 PM   #6
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Well it's a 55 gal. with 2 power heads that go to under ground filter and have a hanging filter with bio wheel hood with light that on most the time . have used excel and algae away but know help tank has guppy's angelfish snails female bettas ansd some fish .lots of live plants .
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Old 08-21-2014, 04:28 PM   #7
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Are you adding ferts? Co2?
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:18 AM   #8
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have ferts coming know co2
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Old 08-22-2014, 12:44 PM   #9
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In that case I would suggest you try blasting the tank with o2. If you have an air pump use it. If not try using one of the power heads to agitate the surface. Removing as much as possible will also help. Cleaning up the tank as much as possible also.
I have never used either of those filters so I don't know what to suggest about them.
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Old 08-22-2014, 01:27 PM   #10
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bba loves enviroments with low co2
BBA loves an environment with high c02 levels also, it even pearls for some!

For me BBA is combated with a combination of the right lighting level, photo period, enough c02 for the tank, ferts, wc's and most importantly a clean filter and tank...

If no c02 try reducing the photo period and keep the tank and filter spotless for a while.
I'd bet with spot treating and good maintenance bba will slowly disappear.
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