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Thread: oh no BBA

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    Just spray a little on. Enough to cover the BBA, you don't need to soak it. Then put it back in your tank it shouldn't hurt anything. Though if you are concerned you can dip it in dechlorinated water first then put it in your tank.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    Ok I put 1.25 ml in a cup or water and put plants in there I put some on algae magnet too.

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    Ok just finished it looks good the only thing that has algae on it is gravel and rocks on left side but the snail needs something to eat, I am leaving lights off for today should I leave them off untill it clears up or leave it on for a couple hours aday or what

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    My apologies. In my above comment, I meant to say that I've had success using hydroggen peroxide to spot treat bba
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    Quote Originally Posted by aquariumlover10 View Post
    Ok just finished it looks good the only thing that has algae on it is gravel and rocks on left side but the snail needs something to eat, I am leaving lights off for today should I leave them off untill it clears up or leave it on for a couple hours aday or what
    You can run your lights for a few hours, up to 6 if you wish but no more than that. Some of what you treated may take a while to die and disappear so don't worry about it still being there.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    Ok thanks, I trashed allbrhe peices of hoprnwort that had them and I pulled the affected parts and leaves off money wort, so I also got alittle science experiment with this I put a affected part of a plant in pure phydroggen peroxide and I am going to see how long it takes to die

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    Ok just an update I don't see much more growing only keeping lights on 6 hours aday

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    Good to hear! You'll get control of it sure enough. :)
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    Yeah so far so good, could you look at rusty screw in my hood thread I really need help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trillianne View Post
    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?
    Just as a note, my AFFs won't touch BBA. Might be because I feed them well or something but the only algae they like is filamentous string algae (that they LOVE and constantly forage for), but don't take notice of hair algae or BBA or diatoms or anything like that.

    I've had luck "painting" plants with excel (but lost all my DHG and red pine from leaving them in a dip too long :( ), drying out equipment etc but I found the best way to keep it under control is stability around CO2 - whether it be increasing CO2 or just keeping it stable. I find if, for example, I go away for the weekend and Dad doesn't dose excel, the BBA tends to start thriving again. Means you're in a bit of a trap because you have to continue with excel/CO2 daily. Although in my 55L T8 tank hitting the BBA hard and getting rid of most of it worked for me, rather than increasing the CO2 levels.

    Edited to say that AFFs can also be a real hit and miss temperament wise. Some find they're boisterous and attack all in the tank AND eat plants. My male is a bit boisterous and sometimes nippy, but they've been really peaceful and leave my plants alone (including stargrass which is apparently a favourite). So definitely have a spare tank ready if you get these just in case you get some which are grumpy. I've found them VERY social and prefer groups of at least 4 females to 1 male. I personally wouldn't go less (I only have 3 females though as I lost one a few weeks ago due to parasites).
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