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Old 11-19-2012, 09:41 PM   #16
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The BBA was rocking at the end - seemingly unaffected by the high CO2.
So then what was the end? You finally got rid of the BBA? Or... the tank? Lol
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:49 PM   #17
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Just came home, CO2 is on an hour before lights. Drop checker is yellow when lights come on.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:54 PM   #18
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So then what was the end? You finally got rid of the BBA? Or... the tank? Lol
I went back to low light
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:47 PM   #19
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If you see a little BBA, squirt it with excel with the filter off for 15-30 minutes when you do a water change. The BBA will die off in a few days. It's my weekly routine now. It's no biggie.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:51 PM   #20
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Sorry to be so dense, but I am beginning this battle too and need to know exactly how the squirting works. What kind of squirter do you use? Is this directly on a leaf that is temporarily out of the water (during a change)? Or in the vicinity of a leaf while still under water?

I can see using a squirt bottle filled with excel and holding each leaf above the water line during a change, but am not sure how underwater squirting would work if that is the answer. I do 25% water changes and some of my BBA is below that level. I'd do a bigger change if I had a bigger water aging tank, but I don't. This came on because of my more frequent water changes, which I need to do for the altums.

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Old 11-27-2012, 12:51 AM   #21
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When people advise to squirt, they mean with a syringe. My BBA is on the retreat after direct application of Excel and continued trimming.


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