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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-27-2020, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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BBA in shrimp tank. Can not figure it out.

First, because I know you'll need to know this to help me out. here are my perameters:
Ph: 5.5~6
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 5ppm~15ppm (? I think? The color matching test for this is always a pain in the butt for me.)
Kh: 0~1
Gh: 4~5
Tds: today-141. It is always kept between 125 at the lowest after water change, and 145 at the highest at weeks end before water change.

CO2 on 7:00A.M.-7:00P.M.

Light is: finnex planted 24/7 HLC. Here are the times on and power
6am W:0% R:0% G:0% B:0%
9am W:30% R:30% G:30% B:30%
12pm W:50% R:50% G:50% B:50%
3pm W:40% R40% G:40% B:40%
6pm W:10% R:0% G:10% B:30%
9pm W:0% R:0% G:0% B:0%
12pm W:0% R:0% G:0% B:0%
3am W:0% R:0% G:0% B:0%

I do my water changes once a week of about 10%-15%.

So, my issue I'm having is BBA. I've had other issues with different types of algae over the years, but have been able to figure it out, with help. But no matter what, I still keep having little BBA outbreaks.
This, and a few plants just won't grow, and simply die. Namely, I cannot get Aciotis acuminifolia to stay alive.
The only things I can think of is; gaseous exchange is off, too little or too much not sure. Maybe I'm not cleaning my monte carlo carpet well enough? I have definite worries of accidently sucking up baby shrimp. Or, maybe it could be im not cleaning my filter and filter lines frequently enough? I try to go by eye on this one.

Any other info you would need to help me out, let me know. I appreciate the help.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-28-2020, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Any help? I know there are 1,000,000 bba threads, but any ideas? I want to fix the problem, not just get rid of it.
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