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BBA what worked or didn't

  • I only upped my CO2 and it went away

    Votes: 1 4.3%
  • I Excell Overdosed the whole tank and it went away

    Votes: 8 34.8%
  • I had to spot treat with excel to get it to die

    Votes: 10 43.5%
  • I spot treated with H2O2 and it worked

    Votes: 1 4.3%
  • I haven't killed it, but I tried H2O2 and it didn't work

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I haven't killed it but I tried Excel OD and it didn't work

    Votes: 3 13.0%
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I want to post a poll, to see how much of this stuff has actually worked for whom. I don't want to know what you've heard, because I think we're seeing a lot of second hand information, helpful people trying to help by relaying information that may not be accurate. So lets see who knows what from experience. It may not work, but its worth a shot.

If I get a good response maybe we'll set oen up for other types of algae. Please, personal experiece only in the poll.
 

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im not sure how to vote....i did three of the options at 3 different times...
1st...excel overdose....bba died...
then i fell of the fert wagon for a little bit

2nd...excel spot treatment....(i did this cause i didnt have a lot of excel left)
worked fine...especially if you have plants or fish that are sensitive to excel

3rd...stopped dosing excel because i went to pressurised co2...
no bba here
 

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Too bad there wasn't an option of "Spot treat with Excel to kill it and up CO2 to keep it from coming back". For me it really has been that simple. Maybe I'm just lucky but I've never really had any trouble with BBA. Consistency with your CO2 is the key IMO. CO2 fluctuations will lead to BBA.
 
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