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Question bba what to do?

i have a problem with alge.
i have bba and i have tried al lot of things but can't get ride off it.
can somebody please give me some advice?

it's a juwel vision 260 aquarium.
ph 7
kh 3
no3 10
po4 0,25
gh 7
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whatcha doin for co2? thats usually what causes it!


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If you have as much as 2 watts per gallon I think CO2 is absolutely necessary to avoid BBA, or at least that has been my experience. I have to keep my CO2 level up around an honest 30 ppm to avoid BBA with 2.4 watts per gallon.

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If you have as much as 2 watts per gallon I think CO2 is absolutely necessary to avoid BBA, or at least that has been my experience. I have to keep my CO2 level up around an honest 30 ppm to avoid BBA with 2.4 watts per gallon.
much wisdom hoppy has.... i recently took three days to get my co2 bottle re-filled and ended up growing bba again, co2 is a must at high light levels, and pressurized co2 was the only thing that got rid of the bba for me.
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thanks for all answers.

i have pressurized co2 in my aquarium.
it's controlled by a ph controller and i have it now at ph 6,6
kh is 3 or 4

have put the co2 to this level now for a few days.
have not seen any difference.
how long will it take before i see some results?
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You will want to try to remove as much of it as you can. Then see, with the higher co2 concentration, if the growth has slowed/stopped. IF it's growing on equipment such as filter intake/outputs you can put them in hot/boiling water for a minute and then scrape it off.
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