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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-01-2014, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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bba coming back should I be worried?

So since my nitrates are now 0 bba is reappearing, I ordered some dry ferts and still waiting to get em. Is the next couple of days going to destroy my plants? I am mostly seeing it o. My DW and my dwarf sag carpet. Anything I can do to slow it down till I get my ferts? I know once I bring my nitrates up I should be fine.

Just worried because each day its getting worse and worse.

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Go ahead and do an entire tank H2o2 treatment, if you have temperamental fish or shrimp go with 2 tablespoons per 10 gallons, or if you want the regular dose use 4 tablespoons per 10 gallons. I have a 10 gallon planted with a school of Oto cats in it and I use 6 tablespoons H2o2 in there and it works great.

Let the H2o2 circulate around your aquarium for about 10-15 minutes. Add as much flow as you can using circulation pumps, it's also a good idea to remove any chemical media and bio media you have in your filter, but leave the filter on. After the treatment do a 50% water change and then do a double dose of Excel.

I have done this to several of my tanks a few times now and have never killed any fish, just melted a few leaves with the excel. This is by no means my idea I read it here on TPT in a thread titles "The One-Two Punch" you should check it out.

Here's an algae guide I found,I like to use it for references.

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Look into the one-two punch method of treating for BBA. This would be a beneficial process to weaken/remove it while you're waiting for ferts.

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