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BBS maybe..Mm more plants?

So as of not I have three different types of plants on my tank ar mini, Monte Carlo, and flame moss. I see some black dusting on my ar mini's I see some black dusting on a spongbob pineapple ornament. My filter is is blue new but right now looks black. My bio filter is starting to have a dark brownish color to it where I can easily wipe with my fingers. I do have a couple more plants coming in this weekend but do I have a bad case of BBS? I think that's what it's called? Any suggestions or measures I can move forward with?
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Pictures might help this. One of the whole tank that includes the ends and one of
the best to photograph places on a plant that has it.
Don't know how those Iwagumi tanks/w carpet only plants stay algae free.
But you have no faster growing type plants in there. Those help out with algae control
better than other plants.
Good circulation is to keep the CO2 distributed well. Not enough CO2 is blamed for BBA
usually/w the statement... "not enough CO2 for the amount of light".
Each kind of algae has it's own directions for fixing it so identify it first.
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[QUOTE=Raymond S.;8551226]Pictures might help this. One of the whole tank that includes the ends and one of
the best to photograph places on a plant that has it.

here you go hopefully this helps...and this morning I come over to the tank and found that my snail was messing with the monte carlo like he was digging it up.. any suggestions to keep it down I have some more monte carlo coming in I really want it to become a carpet but so far it hasn't rooted itself and I cant figure how to keep it down. But so far this is how its looking and I have move plants coming in the mail today so I'll be planting those soon.







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What light are you using in there ? Are you using any fertilizers ?

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What light are you using in there ? Are you using any fertilizers ?
30" stingray..using api leaf zone but I got seachem flourish excel coming in the mail today. I been looking at some dry ferts. But I figured I don't have enough plants in the tank to use that yet.
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Leafzone, and Excel aren't enough. You need a balanced fert regimen. Micros, and Macros. As far as the BBA like Raymond said. Imbalance between light, and CO2.
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Alright if I was to do ferts. I was suggested this by a fellow member who sells.. Would this be some thing I should look into getting??

http://nilocg.com/ei-based-npk-csm-b-with-gh-booster/ Then follow dosing here: nilocg.com/dosing
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I use something very similar to that one. I just bought the individual nutrient
packages separately I don't have a tank that is heavily planted or has injected CO2.
That fert list is for those tanks so I use it but only one dose per week.
If that is a regular 20g tank I don't think that is enough light for Monte.

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Alright well then I'll just get that feet package to try out and see if it works for me! I have a 30g tank. Ya it definitely isn't enough light the Monte Carlo started to turn black on me so I trashed it
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