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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-04-2007, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Hi I have a lot of black alge on my plants. What can I do? My algeeaters are eating some ,but there is too much.
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Get more algae eaters

Reduce light time or watts

Get tank away from window skylight etc.

Physically remove some so your algae eaters have a chance.

Get some quick growing stem plants to outcompete the algae.
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Check out the sticky in the algae forum for tips on getting rid of BBA. It will come back though, unless you decrease the amount of light in your tank or increase the amount of CO2.
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Check out the sticky in the algae forum for tips on getting rid of BBA. It will come back though, unless you decrease the amount of light in your tank or increase the amount of CO2.
Agreed. Most likely need to increase the co2.

What is your lighting, setup, etc?

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