Hi all, I'm having trouble with BBA and am starting to see cyanobacteria pop up though it grows very slowly.
I dose Thrive S every day with a water change and inject Co2
My stock is
3 hastatus corydora
1 scarlet badis
All of the inhabitants look healthy and are very active. I'd say it's heavily planted but my background plants aren't fully grown to the top of the tank so I'd say the overall plant biomass is at a medium-high level. My water out of the tap is 0ppm ammonia, 0ppm nitrite, 20ppm nitrate
I have a large amount of Biological filtration, I clean my filter weekly, and I use purigen.
Is this a result of overstocking? Is it my water quality out of the tap? The only way to keep the BBA and particularly cyano at bay is to do daily 50% water changes, but that's getting quite old. thoughts?
It can't happen be because of your livestock, i believe you have minimal fish, comparing to that plant mass.
What are you water parameters gh/kh/ph ?
Did you change anything on your lightning or schedule ? did you put any new plants to the tank ?
It "might" happen because of low nitrate or high phosphate (test your tap water)
For short term Bba cleaning, get some horned nerite snails and put them over the bba infected plants they will clean it. it works perfectly on my anubias plants.