Moving To a new Tank...and BBA
Within a couple of weeks I will be getting a 68 gallon 120cm tank. I will migrate my 25 gallon to it.
The problem is that over the past month I have been fighting a battle with BBA. I have a large piece of wood in my tank and a lot of rocks, none of which have BBA on them. It is mostly on my Buce and Java ferns. I have turned up my CO2, been diligent with water changes, and pulled out the Buce to treat with Excell. The ferns I have mostly trimmed. So far I have pretty much broken even but the BBA persists. The BBA on my Buce did largely die of but the Buce has suffered from the treatment.
Aside from my treatment regimen I am mostly concerned about not seeding BBA to my new tank from my old. I have considered everything from just going for it to only moving over livestock and just re-scaping with new wood, rocks, and plants. I hate to waste the great piece of wood and the plants but will if necessary. I had also planned on seeding the bacteria on the biomedia from my existing filter to my new filter. How likely is it that BBA would come along with my filter?
So my question is what is safest plan of action? I do realize that even if I start the new tank from scratch I will need to know how to best keep BBA under control.
Last edited by mourip; 10-06-2020 at 10:18 PM.