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Old 09-08-2014, 07:44 PM   #1
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Is this BBA???


tank specs... heavily planted 30 gal. FugeRay 30" Planted + & FugeRay 2 30". Only using Root Tabs and Flourish Trace. Running pressurized CO2. water changes every week approx 40%. How can I get rid of this?

just ordered some macro dry ferts and it should get here this friday..
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:51 PM   #2
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yep on the flat of the leaf looks like spot algae but the fluffy piece on the edge is BBA
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:55 PM   #3
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cool thx... i've read the sticky on how to deal w/ BBA. right now im leaving the FugeRay2 off. keeping a steady supply of CO2. i've been playing w/ the bubble count but now it's steady. if i start the macros... will the BBA go away on it's own?
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:57 PM   #4
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get your plants growing efficiently ...keep your co2 level balanced as high a safe level as you can and have a good flow in your tank...

in a well planted tank you should have no trouble fighting it off...its your plants competing with it that will kill it
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get your plants growing efficiently ...keep your co2 level balanced as high a safe level as you can and have a good flow in your tank...

in a well planted tank you should have no trouble fighting it off...its your plants competing with it that will kill it
hmm... my plants seem to be growing well... in fact a couple of em need a trim... water changes have been consistent...
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Old 09-09-2014, 04:52 AM   #6
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That is BBA. Spot treat with excel and watch it turn pink or white. It should not spread if your plants are growing. I would watch other plants to see if they are growing it too but focus on keeping the C02 supply steady and make sure your plants are growing.
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Old 09-09-2014, 11:54 AM   #7
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Well my plants are growing like crazy. Co2 goes from a pH of 7.6 down to 6.5 when injecting. Co2 is at 6.5 an hour before lights come on. Plenty of tank flow. Dosing pps pro daily as directed by GLA and I still have bba.
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