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This is a cut and dry case we have here. Weird black looking algae on a lot of my plants mostly on my ludwigia and anubias. Any ideas on what this might be or what could be causing it would be greatly appropriated. I think it might be worth noting that I have a large layer of aqua soil under the sand for nutrients along with root tabs. Thanks
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Looks like the early stage of BBA. If you take action now, you can manage its spread. I had a similar problem with slow-growing plants, particularly nana petite. Weekly direct dosing of Excel (over the leaves) and daily dosing to the aquarium helped me control my problem. In two weeks, I had %75 regression on the black algae lingering over the leaves.
 

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A bit of iron will green up the plants a deeper green. Also..you could use peroxide on that algae. Will kill it and give you time to get the tank better in balance..but your very close,most would be happy to see a tank like that.
 
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