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Thread: oh no BBA

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    Exclamation oh no BBA

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    Ok so I thought I had red algae in ,y tank but it turns out to be black beard algae so what should I do I can't scrubb.daily I am going away for about a week the lights will be out for 3 days and but after that they will be fine I will tell my mom not to turn lights on but would that help I am getting otos after I get back, what do I do?!

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    For now, leaving the lights off is the best thing you can do. This stuff can be tricky and requires a little skill in controlling your light and nutrient levels. How long do you normally keep your lights on?
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    Is this your 10 gallon tank?

    I've had mixed results with my Amano shrimp in eating BBA. A SAE will get too big. I've heard that American Flag Fish will eat it, but I've also heard they can be a bit of a bully and if this is a 10G that may not be enough space.

    What all is in the tank currently? Live plants and fish?

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    BBA is a type of red algae. I've had success using a syringe to spot treat bba on hardscape, just before water changes. Black mollies also eat it, but only when no other food is available.
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    Um around 10 hours yeah I know pathetic but I have a timer just don't knoow how to use, I have mosquitofish, a zebra danio, a upside down cat, 4 kuhli loaches, and a bladder snail, I have hornwort, money wort, 3 aponegetons and a litttle bit of duck weed and parts of a marimo ball, I am cleaning all my plants and filter equipment and stuff.

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    Oh and my mosquitos eat it sometimes.

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    Ok one of the aponogetons has it al over itbulb if I sprayed it with vinegar of lemon juice of something would it kill it?

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    I've not heard of that being used before. I've used hydrogen peroxide with good results.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    Ok I will try, do I soak or spray?

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