BBA algae treatment - Page 2
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Algae

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-06-2013, 08:22 PM   #16
Planted Tank Guru
herns's Avatar
PTrader: (235/100%)
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,953

BBA algae treatment

BBA is a sign of low co2.

Sent from HTC One device using Tapatalk2
herns is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 04-07-2013, 01:57 AM   #17
Planted Tank Enthusiast
assasin6547's Avatar
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Broomfield, CO
Posts: 726

Originally Posted by herns View Post
BBA is a sign of low co2.

Sent from HTC One device using Tapatalk2
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?
How I feel about non-planted aquariums.
assasin6547 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 11:56 PM   #18
Algae Grower
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Tn
Posts: 10

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)
Beezledrop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 11:55 AM   #19
Algae Grower
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: NYC
Posts: 17

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!!!
JonWF is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:19 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012